Essentiality testing of telecommunications patents

In this study, we investigated the technical and institutional feasibility of a system that ensures better essentiality scrutiny for Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). We first studied the state of the art on essentiality assessment in literature, court cases involving larger scale essentiality assessments, essentiality assessment in patent pools, and the …

Managing AI use in telecom infrastructures

Telecom infrastructures are of vital importance to society. More and more applications depend on well-functioning, reliable and always available telecom services. The Dutch Radiocommunications Agency (Agentschap Telecom) oversees these in the Netherlands. The emergence of Artificial Intelligence (AI) applications has not only fundamentally changed the nature of the telecom sector …

Public roaming Wi-Fi: secure and convenient hot spots

Yesterday, the municipality of Amsterdam officially launched its initiative for public, secure Wi-Fi hot spots basic on public roaming. Over the course of 2019 I have (through Dialogic) been involved in this project, first in designing the pilot project, and subsequently in executing it. Even with highly capable 4G mobile …

Identification on the internet based on IP address

For the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security, I led a project at Dialogic researching possibilities for improving identification on the internet on the basis of IP addresses. When a criminal offence is committed, but the offender is not caught in the act, …

Pros and cons for a switchoff of Dutch AM and FM broadcast

On the request of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate, Dialogic performed a study on the arguments for and against a switchoff of AM and FM broadcast radio distribution in the Netherlands. The purpose of this research is to provide insight into the options and necessary conditions for …

Are the Dutch insufficiently prepared for cyber attacks?

Dutch public and private organisations are not sufficiently protected against cyber threats. This is the conclusion of a study performed by the Rathenau Institute and Dialogic. The Netherlands is one of the most ICT-intensive economies in the world, and an attractive target for cyber criminals. The largest threat consists of foreign intelligence agencies …

The COBRA fibre optic cable between the Netherlands and Denmark

TenneT and Energinet.dk have recently started work on realizing a 326 kilometer long undersea HVDC (high voltage, direct current) cable between the Netherlands and Denmark. Following advice of Dialogic, this cable will have a fibre optic cable attached. The cable is expected to enter service beginning 2019. On the Danish side, …