17 January 2012

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Congratulations to a Cristian Olariu, John Fitzpatrick and Liam Murphy who won the overall best paper award at IEEE/COMSOC CCNC 2012 (Consumer Communications and Networking Conference) for their paper entitled A QoS based call admission control and resource allocation mechanism for LTE femtocell deployments. CCNC is one of the IEEEs flagship communication conferences and is co-located with the CES trade show. It focuses on Highlighting the latest in Entertainment & Consumer Communications Technologies. The winning paper was selected as the best paper from over 200 submissions. The paper designed a mechanism to allow mobile operators to dynamically perform call admission control and resource allocation for femtocells that are backhauled via business/residential DSL internet connections. The mechanism improves the overall voice call quality and prevents the call quality degradation that occurs in many femtocell deployments due to the residential internet connection being outside of the control of the mobile operator.