Optical Networking: Past and Future

Posted on November 25th, 2014 by New Admin

Light-based methods have been used for information transmission for thousands of years. Probably the earliest method is the fires that have been used for signaling since Biblical times.Smoke signals have been used for communications for a long time, most notably by Native Americans. Lanterns hung in Boston’s Old North Church (“One if by land, and two if by sea”) figure prominently in Paul Revere’s famous midnight ride in 1775.

Cyber Security: Next Pearl Harbor?

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by New Admin

A spate of cyber-attacks, some of which were quite serious, have recently affected government agencies as well as businesses in a wide range of industries, including the CIA, US Senate, IMF, NATO, Google, Lockheed Martin, Sony, Citigroup, and others.

SDN/NFV (Software Defined Networking, Network Functions Virtualization): Networking Game Changers?

Posted on January 25th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

The terms SDN (Software Defined Networks) and NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) have acquired magical connotations for those who work with networks but are not technical, raising many expectations. Are SDN and NFV really such a game changer for networking? SDN and NFV are among the half dozen or so technologies seeking to address the issues that trouble contemporary networks. The other major technologies in the mix include GMPLS, ASON, high-speed Ethernet, NGN, and OTN, with a good deal of overlap between the various solutions that have been proposed.

Distributed Computing for IoT: Data Management in a Fog Computing Environment

Posted on August 12th, 2016 by Editor (Emma)

Mobile cellular operators are making plans for Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), which enables Cloud computing capabilities and an IT service environment at the edge of the cellular network. It is a concept developed by ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute) that aims to bring computational power into Mobile RAN (radio access network) to promote virtualization of software at the radio edge. MEC brings virtualized applications much closer to mobile users ensuring network flexibility, economy and scalability for improved user experience.

Three Views of Quality of Experience

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by New Admin

From the late 1700s to the early 1800s, the Japanese wood block artist Katsushika Hokusai created forty six wood block prints and, for reasons understood only by the artist, entitled the collection “Thirty Six Views of Fujiyama”.

Out with the Old, in with the New!

Posted on November 27th, 2014 by New Admin

Happy New Year! I hope last year was as productive for you as it was for us. In 2010, we introduced four new curricula (IEEE WCET, Spectrum Management, OSS/BSS, Manufacturing Optimization, Human Resources) and enhanced nearly all of our existing curricula, making our 400+ course curriculum one of the largest, most up-to-date

The IoT and the Serious Security Risks It Poses

Posted on July 9th, 2018 by Editor (Emma)

Introduction The Internet of Things (IOT) refers to the increasingly networked world we now inhabit, in which more and more “smart” devices use Internet to interact with other devices, servers, or with various users.  It is not a new type of Internet, but an evolutionary development that shows how incremental technology growth can lead to…