Knud Erik Skouby

Knud Erik Skouby
Aalborg University · Center for Communication, Media and Information Technologies

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December 2007 - present
Aalborg University
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The 5G suite of technologies currently rolled out globally represent the potential to establish internet access and connect rural communities to the already connected modern, global community, i.e. closing the digital divide. Further 5G can provide substantial support to UNs 17 Social Development Goals (SDGs). There is also no doubt that there is a...
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Handbook on ICT in Developing Countries: Next Generation Technologies is the second volume of the Handbook of ICT in developing countries. The first volume was on the potential implementation and service delivery of the forth-coming 5G networks. Here the focus is on the new technologies and services enabled by 5G networks or broadband Internet netw...
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ExecutiveSummary The Millennial generation born between 1982 and 2004 constitute the biggest generation ever worldwide. It is the first generation with a tight digital life and at the same time also an understanding of what was before. It is expected that the Millennial generation can have specific requirements for future digital networks and servi...
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In this paper, we present a model for the characterization of ICT services, based on the particular properties ICT has as design material. The paper aims at unifying traditions from service research and service encounter research with the research traditions from Human Computer Interaction (HCI), interaction design, and user experience research. We...
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We are currently living in the post-PC era where smartphones and other wireless handheld devices are changing our environment, making it more interactive, adaptive and informative. Termed as Internet of Things (IoT) evolving into Internet of Everything, the new ecosystem combines wireless sensor networks, cloud computing, analytical data, interacti...
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5G network technologies are generally expected to empower wireless communications to enable communication for anybody; of anything and anywhere, i.e. to finally fulfil the mobility promises made since the 2G introduction in the early 1990’s. A generally accepted technology vision is that new services and applications especially related to social ne...
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The mobile communications market in developing countries is growing at a rapid rate. This is evident in the rapid spread of mobile broadband cellular networks such as 3G. 4G is also being deployed in developing countries around the world. As the global communications market proceeds towards 5G, it is evident that developing countries will not be le...
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The Millennial generation born between 1982 and 2004 constitute the biggest generation ever worldwide. It is the first generation with a tight digital life and at the same time also an understanding of what was before. It is expected that the Millennial generation can have specific requirements for future digital networks and services according to...
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The world is entering a new era, where Internet-of-Things (IoT), smart homes, and smart cities will play an important role in meeting the so-called big challenges. In the near future, it is foreseen that the majority of the world’s population will live their lives in smart homes and in smart cities. To deal with these challenges, to support a susta...
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The articles in this special section are devoted to discussions and topics presented at the Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF), with particular emphasis on fifth generation (5G) mobile communications. As 5G heats up, the WWRF are developing new ways to explain the vision and requirements for members and to ensure that the technical standards that...
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Currently the discussions are going on the elements and definition of 5G networks. One of the elements in this discussion is how to provide for user controlled privacy for securing users' digital interaction. The purpose of this paper is to present elements of user controlled privacy needed for the future 5G networks. The paper concludes that an ec...
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Deploying 5G technologies in a combination of smart homes and smart city opens for a new ecosystem with big potentials. The potentials lie in the creation of an advanced ICT infrastructure with support for connected and entangled services possibilities including technologies for efficient communication in an Internet of Things (5G) contexts. In thi...
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in a nearby future 5G technologies will connect the world from the largest megacities to the smallest internet of things in an always online fashion. Such a connected hierarchy must combine the smart cities, the smart homes, and the internet of things into one large coherent infrastructure. This paper suggest a four layer model which join and inter...
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In this paper we present a preliminary model for the characterization of ICT services in a beyond 2020 perspective based on the particular properties ICT has as design material. The paper aims at unifying traditions from service research and service encounter research with the research traditions from Human Computer Interaction (HCI), interaction d...
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In most IT system development processes, the identification or elicitation of user requirements is recognized as a key building block. In practice, the identification of user needs and wants is a challenge and inadequate or faulty identifications in this step of an IT system development can cause huge problems with the final product. The elicitatio...
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The need for broadband capacity in the access networks by 2020 is discussed in this paper. A large range of countries around the world has decided to strengthen their resolve to have their broadband infrastructures built out and upgraded. The size of bandwidth requirements is, however, not an issue, which has been subject to much analysis from an a...
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Cognitive radio (CR) is an emerging solution to spectrum scarcity currently faced worldwide as CR can change its operating parameters like frequency and bandwidth according to the radio environment and provides efficient spectrum utilization. Many measurement campaigns conducted around the world showed that the licensed spectrum is not efficiently...
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Current wireless technologies allow limited flexibility in selection of operating frequency of the wireless devices. Cognitive radio is the potential candidate for the efficient spectrum usage in future due to its ability to modify their operational parameters such as frequency, modulation schemes, and transmit power. Several measurements have show...
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TV White Spaces constitutes the major portion of the VHF and UHF TV and which is geographically unused after digital switchover. The most important regulatory trend in the context of Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) is the Cognitive access of TV white Spaces. Through spectrum measurement campaign we have estimated the spectrum utilization of TV band i...
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For 25 years, more precisely since the launch of the EU Green Paper in 1987, European countries have been gradually reforming the enabling environment of the ICT sector, liberalizing telecom and ICT markets, establishing pro-competitive policy frameworks, establishing effective institutional mechanisms, including independent National Regulatory Aut...
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Radio spectrum is a necessary barrier for nourishing of economic activities through provision of wireless services. The radio spectrum suitable for the propagation of wireless signals is a limited resource and hence requires optimal allocation as collectively dictated by regulatory, technical and market domains. The current global move to switch fr...
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The digital transition of TV transmission will make available some TV frequencies which are to be geographically unused called as TV White Spaces. The important regulatory trend in the context of Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) is the Cognitive access of TV white Spaces. In this context, we have performed spectrum measurements of TV band in Pune, Ind...
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Cognitive Radio (CR) is an influential technology which will radically change the spectrum regulation in future since its ability to provide efficient spectrum utilization. In the CR paradigm, unlicensed users get opportunistic access to the unused licensed spectrum without harmful interference to the incumbent users. The statistical information of...
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Cognitive radio is the emerging technology which provide the innovative approach to improve the spectrum utilization and alleviate the spectrum scarcity. Evaluation of the spectrum occupancy is the step toward the future deployment of cognitive radio. Worldwide several spectrum occupancy measurement campaigns have been performed at different locati...
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Cognitive radio (CR), a disruptive technology, has come out as a promising solution to the problem of spectrum scarcity and which will facilitate the flexible spectrum use in future. In this paradigm, the spectrum utilization is improved by opportunistic spectrum use by unlicensed users without interfering the licensed user. Spectrum occupancy meas...
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This paper briefly presents some conclusions of a brainstorming session on the way technology is evolving in ICT. Technology advances have overcome society ability to answer, both in economic and in human aspects. The current design paradigms, of agnostic technology development, need to be reconsidered, and the user needs to be repositioned at the...
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Working within the overall purpose of MAGNET/MAGNET Beyond one of the specific challenges that is elaborated on in this chapter has been to represent and include a direct and clear user centred focus. The user centricity was firmly agreed to be ever present both in the development process in the focus areas of the project and as direct involvement...
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When it comes to discussing the future of the Internet, social networking is one of the central buzzwords. The Internet has become a platform where new social networks emerge and the Internet in itself support the more traditional computer supported communication. The way users build and verifies different online networks for communities of people...
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Some of the significant technological and economical challenges and solutions for the development of a heterogeneous B3G wireless communication networks to serve and manage users, are discussed. Advanced wireless communication technology also includes Radio Access Technologies (RATs), 2.5G/3G/4G mobile infrastructures, the IEEE 802 wireless technol...
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The paper discusses regulatory issues affecting business models for mobile TV in Europe. Regulatory issues include: technology neutrality and spectrum management, allocation of spectrum bands, decisions on standards to be implemented, the AVMS directive, copyright provisions, patent rules, must-carry regulations.
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This book provides an overview of digital television in 23 Europeancountries. The focus is on the introduction and present status of digital television (DTV) in Europe with specific attention to the initiators of DTV in the different countries, pre-commercial pilot projects, the role of the government and the actual available technical systems, off...
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When it comes to discussing the future of electronic communication, social networking is the buzzword. The Internet has become a platform where new social networks emerge and the Internet it itself support the more traditional computer supported communication. The way users build and verifies different online networks for communities of people who...
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The paper is an exploratory study of the technological and market development potentials of mobile TV as part of IMT Advanced. Different mobile TV platforms and technologies are already available on the market, and huge resources are allocated to push the development forward. The technology solutions, business models and the regulatory framework ar...
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Denne rapport er udarbejdet i forbindelse med 10 året for fuldførelsen af privatiseringen af Tele Danmark / TDC i januar 1998. Rapporten indeholder en oversigt over det danske telemarkeds udvikling siden liberaliseringen i 1995‐96 samt en analyse af liberaliseringens effekter især på markedet for serviceydelser. Liberaliseringen indebar, at Tele Da...
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ICT based networks and especially wireless networks are experiencing an unprecedented development – and not least expected future development. The realization and specific development is, however, determined in a complicated interplay between technology, market/regulation and user requirements. The interplay is complicated also because the trends a...
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This paper discusses scenario construction and personalization of PN services based on work related to this area in MAGNET and ongoing work in MAGNET Beyond. The pilot services in MAGNET Beyond are based on the two main cases named MAGNET.Care and Nomadic@work, covering health care and professional work situations. The vision is to enable intellige...
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The applications of PN will be realised under many scenarios where users can have access to their personal network all the time. This network will enable the user to share critical information, play games, control their home remotely, etc. All this will be achieved with seamless interworking and handover between networks and user devices. This pape...
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Reports an investigation into the information needs and information-seeking behaviour of Members of Parliament in Ghana’s legislature. It concludes that a better understanding of this question is fundamental to the achievements of their job objectives. Includes the questionnaire used in the survey.
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This paper is a contribution to the development of analyses of the process of converging media and to the clarification of the regulatory implications of this process. It is generally agreed that the process of convergence between telecommunications, IT and broadcasting through its technological, organisational, and market/service aspects has far-r...
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The general legal framework covering economic transactions was created long before the creation of electronic commerce. Therefore most regulation more or less explicitly assumes that goods have a physical appearance and that all contractual issues are settled either orally or by the use of paper. Electronic Commerce mediated via the telecommunicati...
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This paper analyses the major effects of liberalization in the Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland) and the likely evolution of telecommunications policy in the light of their involvement in the European Economic Area. The structure of the actors, their regulation and envisaged organizational changes are described in a comparative...
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The economic implications of introducing broadband and advanced telecommunications services are presented. It is based on the research work performed within the RACE program. The economic implications are analyzed by comparing the estimated cost with the expected benefits and are used to forecast the demand for broadband connections. It has been po...
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A forecasting method that is applicable for new services, where little historical data have been recorded, is proposed. The method uses estimators based on economical, demographic and traffic data. Compared to traditional forecasting procedures that are built upon a solid historical record of data, the method is clearly found to be weaker numerical...