Convergence of Broadband, Broadcast, and Cellular Network Technologies

Convergence of Broadband, Broadcast, and Cellular Network Technologies

Ramona Trestian (Middlesex University, UK) and Gabriel-Miro Muntean (Dublin City University, Ireland)
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Release Date: April, 2014|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 333|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-5978-0
ISBN13: 9781466659780|ISBN10: 1466659785|EISBN13: 9781466659797
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In the ever-evolving telecommunication industry, technological improvements alone are not able to keep up with the significant growth of mobile broadband traffic. As such, new research on communications networks is necessary to keep up with rising demand.

Convergence of Broadband, Broadcast, and Cellular Network Technologies addresses the problems of broadband, broadcast, and cellular coexistence, including the increasing number of advanced mobile users and their bandwidth demands. This book will serve as a link between academia and industry, serving students, researchers, and industry professionals.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive Radios
  • Collaboration in Future Networks
  • Competition in Next Generation Networks
  • Economic Aspects of Heterogeneous Networks
  • Energy Harvesting
  • Interference Mitigation in Heterogeneous Networks
  • Optical Fibre Distribution in Future Networks
  • Resource Allocation in Heterogeneous Networks
  • Smart Cities and Roads
  • Wireless Sensor Networks

Reviews and Testimonials

Researchers in telecommunications explore emerging technologies in the teeming mobile communications environment, focusing on convergence problems and providing quality of service. The topics include economic aspects of heterogeneous networks, resource allocation in heterogeneous broadband wireless access networks, a cognitive radio perspective on mitigating interference and managing energy in heterogeneous networks, an innovative vehicle route management solution based on IEEE 802.11p sparse roadside-vehicle networking, data processing and exchange challenges in video-based wireless sensor networks, and indoor short range wireless broadband communications based on optical fiber distribution.

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Ramona Trestian is a Lecturer with the Computer and Communications Engineering Department, School of Science and Technology, Middlesex University, London, UK. She was previously an IBM-IRCSET Exascale Postdoctoral Researcher with the Performance Engineering Laboratory (PEL) at Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland since December 2011. She was awarded the PhD from Dublin City University in March 2012 and the B.Eng. degree in Telecommunications from the Electronics, Telecommunications, and the Technology of Information Department, Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2007. She has published in prestigious international conferences and journals and has two edited books. She is a reviewer for international journals and conferences and an IEEE member. Her research interests include mobile and wireless communications, multimedia streaming, handover and network selection strategies, and software-defined networks.
Gabriel-Miro Muntean is an Associated Professor with the School of Electronic Engineering, Dublin City University (DCU), Ireland, where he obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2003 for research on quality-oriented adaptive multimedia streaming over wired networks. He was awarded the B.Eng. and M.Sc. degrees in Software Engineering from the Computer Science Department, "Politehnica" University of Timisoara, Romania in 1996 and 1997 respectively. Dr. Muntean is co-director of the DCU Performance Engineering Laboratory and Investigator with Insight and Lero National Research Centres. His research interests include quality-oriented and performance-related issues of adaptive multimedia delivery, performance of wired and wireless communications, energy-aware networking and personalised technology-enhanced learning. Dr. Muntean has published over 350 papers in prestigious international journals and conferences, has authored 4 books and 19 book chapters and has edited 6 other books, which have attracted over 6000 citations (H-index=44). Dr. Muntean has supervised successfully 22 PhD students and 10 postdoctoral researchers. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting, Multimedia Communications Area Editor for IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials and reviewer for other important international journals, conferences, and funding agencies. He was the coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 project NEWTON. He is a senior member of IEEE, and IEEE Broadcast Technology Society.