March 21, 2001

The Evolution of Telecom Technologies: Current Trends and Near-Future Implications

The Evolution of Telecom Technologies: Current Trends and Near-Future Implications coverA number of case studies of developments in mobile and wireless telephony across the Irish border from a research team led by two of Ireland’s leading specialists in information retrieval, data analysis and image and signal processing: Professor Fionn Murtagh of Queen’s University Belfast and Dr John Keating of National University of Ireland Maynooth. The project was sponsored by eircom. Among the project’s outcomes are:

  • The first comprehensive analysis of cross-border, ‘roaming’ and other mobile phone charges in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland
  • The creation of a unique online system – www.B4Ucall.com – to allow consumers to monitor the cost of mobile phone calls on the island of Ireland.
  • A study of the benefits ( including cost savings) of developing telecardiology services throughout the island, thus facilitating remote diagnosis and therapy delivery for geographically remote patients and their GP’s
  • An outline study of low cost, cross-border video-conferencing

See also the Telecoms seminar, press release and final report.

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