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Whitepaper: A Better Web Browsing Experience With Firefox: Practical Workbook

by University of BristolJan 01, 2008

This paper provides a practical introduction to the Firefox web browser. Firefox is a free application that allows to browse the World Wide Web. It is developed by an open-source organization called Mozilla and is available for Windows, Mac and Linux systems. Firefox is both more secure and more modern than Internet Explorer (IE), and it comes packed with user-friendly features IE lacks. The user will learn browsing the web using the Firefox tabbing function.

Whitepaper: A Software and Hardware Evaluation of Revolutionary Turbo MIMO OFDM Schemes for 5GHz WLANs

by University of BristolJan 01, 2008

This research paper aims to enhance the current generation of 5GHz WLAN standards by the application of MIMO antenna architectures and SISO iterative decoding algorithms. To date, the vast majority of studies have been performed theoretically with little regard for practical limitations and realities, e.g. the effects of mutual coupling across antennas, phase noise distortion and imperfect channel estimation. To overcome this situation, the design and construction of a broadband 5GHz flexible MIMO-OFDM test-bed is described. The platform will enable new WLAN architectures to be evaluated using hardware operating in the 5GHz band.

Whitepaper: The End of Federalism in Telecommunication Regulations?

by University of BristolJan 01, 2008

This paper from IST focuses upon six well-known technology trends that are influencing the evolution of the network: the cost of ""Communicating"" is becoming more distance insensitive; the networks and the services that ride on these networks are becoming more modular; packet-routed networks are becoming more prevalent than circuit-switched networks; the application (e.g., voice) is becoming more independent and separate from the network; geographic boundaries are irrelevant to emerging technology; and intelligence and functions are migrating away from the central office (the delocalization of the central office).