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A Tribute to My Mother, Gioia Marconi Braga: Founder of the Marconi Society

By Michael Braga When I was young, our family would spend summers on Fishers Island – an elite enclave in the cold dark waters off Connecticut. I can remember my mother – Gioia Marconi Braga -- striding onto the beach, stuffing her coiffed…
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Broadband Connection: The Most Basic of Human Needs

By John Cioffi It is assured by law as a human right in Costa Rica, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece and Spain. It is a key part of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. While most of us think of water, electricity, and…
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Fiber-optic Transmission and Networking: The Previous 20 and the Next 20 Years

By Andrew R. Chraplyvy Re-printed from Optics Express, a publication of OSA Publishing Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Optics Express, this paper reviews the evolution of optical fiber communication systems, and through a look at…

Strong History of Generosity Has Helped the Marconi Society Flourish

By Hatti Hamlin As the Marconi Society approaches its 44thAwards Ceremony this fall in Bologna, we want to honor the long history of generous donations that has sustained and grown our organization’s mission. The Marconi Society, originally…
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Bringing the Spirit of the Internet to New Connected Technologies

Coauthored by Leonard Kleinrock and Paula Reinman UCLA recently announced the creation of the UCLA Connection Lab, funded by a $5M gift to the Samueli School of Engineering from the Sunday Group. This generous gift honors UCLA Professor…
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Is Blockchain Today’s Shiny New Toy or the Latest Technology for Secure, Complex Transactions?

Coauthored by Vint Cerf, Leonard Kleinrock, and Salman Baset. When industry leaders Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist at Google, Len Kleinrock, Distinguished Professor of Computer Science at UCLA and Salman Baset, CTO Security for IBM Blockchain…
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Around Our Connected World

I have been traveling a lot this year and would like to share some observations. I was in Hong Kong, Shanghai and Beijing for two days each in May. China is serious about its push to extend knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence…
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The First 5G Radio Standards: A Strong Beginning with Much More to Come

By Mr. Alexander Chassaigne Ricciulli (Telefonica), Mr. Javier Lorca (Telefonica), and Prof. Ana Garcia Armada (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) Wireless communications are nowadays at the heart of any economic, industrial and societal…
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Marconi’s First Transmission

Guglielmo Marconi The following is a translation from the Italian of a tape in which Guglielmo Marconi describes in his own words the first wireless transmission across the Atlantic on December 12, 1901. I am pleased to be able to recollect,…
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IoT Security for Policymakers

Originally published by the Internet Society   Introduction The open nature of the Internet creates the ability to connect devices, applications and services on a scale that transforms the way we interact with our environment and our…