Citation Kolberg M, Begen AC & Merabti M (2014) Trends in consumer communications (Series Editorial). IEEE Communications Magazine, 52 (12), p. 142. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCOM.2014.6979965
Abstract The last 15 years have heralded many developments and advances in consumer communications, from early developments of device-specific challenges in interoperability and configuration that are well captured by the concept of plug and play to a more recent emphasis on mobility and service personalization. The one constant technical challenge, and to a great extent a business success, is home networking in its many forms. There is not a modern home without some variant of a set-top box. The three articles in this issue provide a good overview of current and topical requirements in consumer communications.