The ten-year-old turbo codes are entering into service

C. Berrou
2003 IEEE Communications Magazine  
In the matter of channel coding and spectral efficiency, up to the invention of turbo codes, 3 dB or more stood between what the theory promised and what real systems were able to offer. This gap has now been removed, allowing communication systems to be designed with quasioptimum performance. Ten years after the first publication on this new technique, turbo codes have commenced their practical service.
doi:10.1109/mcom.2003.1222726 fatcat:53efg4jjbvcuvnr2kzsppfplru