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Telecom scenarios for the 4th Generation Wireless Infrastructures
Chalmers University of Technology.
KTH, School of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Communication Systems, CoS. (Radio Communication Systems)
KTH, Superseded Departments, Industrial Economics and Management. (Radio Communication Systems)
KTH, Superseded Departments, Signals, Sensors and Systems. (Radio Communication Systems)
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1998 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Telecommunication infrastructure deployment, incontrast to the rest of the communication area, is a slowand costly process, demanding a long-range strategic perspective in decision making. Determining key issues for strategic research in this area is thus very important. This paper describes detailed work to that aim, within the PCC project. The aim was to find possible scenariosfor the 4th Generation Wireless Infrastructures (4GW)around year 2010 and to determine their implications onthe direction of research in wireless communications.

In this scenario work, a number of trends were created based on the current state of technology, economy and politics. These trends are verified by using Delphi methods. Based on these trends and additional research,three vivid scenarios are built, which picture differentways the trends may develop, The scenarios are called:"Big Brother Scenario", "Anything-Goes Scenario" and"Pocket Computing Scenario". At the end, the paper discusses the implications of the scenarios on thewireless communication research areas. In particular, the working assumptions and key research problems in eachwork package in the 4th Generation Wireless Infrastructure project are verified and prioritized according to the scenarios.

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1998. 11-15 p.
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Computer and Information Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-29805OAI: diva2:398153
Personal Computing & Communication Workshop
QC 20110218Available from: 2011-02-16 Created: 2011-02-16 Last updated: 2011-02-18Bibliographically approved

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