Press Release

April 22, 2014

John Cioffi Webinar May 8 A Gigabit/s to a Billion and High Speeds to 5 Billion.

Register here. (No charge) The Webinar takes place May 8, 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London.

Mountain View, CA, April 22, 2014--John Cioffi, the 2006 Marconi Prize winner, used the occasion of his induction to the Internet Hall of Fame to propose "A Gigabit/s to a Billion and High Speeds for Five Billion." John, often called "The Father of DSL," proposed using WiFi and Vectored VDSL as a practical, low cost way to bring very high speeds to many more homes.

He'll be joined by others from Marconi and the Internet Hall of Fame.

April 15, 2014

Call for nominations for the 2015 Marconi Prize and the 2014 Young Scholar Award

"Remarkable Wireless Future: More Megabits Soon, Gigabits to Come", will be the second "Marconi Expertise" webinar. The Webinar takes place March 6, 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London.

MIMO inventor and 2014 Marconi Fellow A.J. Paulraj, Stanford Professor and entrepreneur Andrea Goldsmith & Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli will explain technology that will bring extraordinary gains in wireless speeds.

February 5, 2014

A.J. Paulraj, Andrea Goldsmith & Henry Samueli comment on MIMO 5G Wireless and the remarkable wireless future

"Remarkable Wireless Future: More Megabits Soon, Gigabits to Come", will be the second "Marconi Expertise" webinar. The Webinar takes place March 6, 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London.

MIMO inventor and 2014 Marconi Fellow A.J. Paulraj, Stanford Professor and entrepreneur Andrea Goldsmith & Broadcom co-founder Henry Samueli will explain technology that will bring extraordinary gains in wireless speeds.

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January 21, 2014

Stanford Professor A.J. Paulraj Wins the 2014 Marconi Prize

Honored for his pioneering contributions to developing the theory and applications of MIMO antennas

Professor (Emeritus) Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj, Stanford University, has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize. His idea for using multiple antennas at both the transmitting and receiving stations - which is at the heart of the current high speed WiFi and 4G mobile systems – has revolutionized high speed wireless delivery of multimedia services for billions of people.

“Paul (as he is commonly known) has made profound contributions to wireless technology, and the resulting benefit to mankind is indisputable. Every wifi router and 4G phone today uses MIMO technology pioneered by him,” says Professor Sir David Payne, Chairman of the Marconi Society and Director of the Optoelectronics Research Centre at the University of Southampton. “MIMO will soon be pervasive in all wireless devices. Moreover, Paulraj’s work has provided fertile ground for thousands of researchers to explore and advance MIMO’s potential to enhance wireless spectrum efficiency.”

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December 30, 2013

Viewing Where the Internet Goes

When Edward J. Snowden, the disaffected National Security Agency contract employee, purloined tens of thousands of classified documents from computers around the world, his actions — and their still-reverberating consequences — heightened international pressure to control the network that has increasingly become the world’s stage. At issue is the technical principle that is the basis for the Internet, its “any-to-any” connectivity. That capability has defined the technology ever since Vinton Cerf and Robert Kahn sequestered themselves in the conference room of a Palo Alto, Calif., hotel in 1973, with the task of interconnecting computer networks for an elite group of scientists, engineers and military personnel.

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December 19, 2013

Cell Phone Inventor Marty Cooper to Lead First Marconi Society Webinar “Solving Spectrum Shortages”

"Solving Spectrum Shortages" with cell phone inventor Marty Cooper, wireless researcher Professor Ted Rappaport, policy expert Michael Calabrese and Marconi Young Scholar Felix Gutierrez, will be the first of a series of "Marconi Expertise" webinars on telecommunications and Internet technology and policy issues, sponsored by the Marconi Society. The Webinar takes place January 15, 10 a.m. Pacific, 1 p.m. New York, 6 p.m. London.

"We've never had a scarcity of spectrum in the past," notes Cooper, questioning common belief in policy circles. "Technology has always kept up with the increasing needs and most often stayed ahead of these needs." He believes we haven't "exhausted the ability of technology to continue multiplying the available throughput of spectrum," and continues to be optimistic that increased capacity will outpace increased demand.

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August 29, 2013

Marconi Society Announces 2013 Young Scholar Award Winners

Three outstanding young researchers have been named as the 2013 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars, recognizing their outstanding work in the field of communications and the Internet. They will be honored at the Marconi Society’s annual gala in Bologna, Italy, October 1st, where the Society also will present the 2014 Marconi Prize to cell phone pioneer Martin Cooper. Full Story…

 

June 16, 2013

James Lee Massey (1934-2013)

James Lee Massey, the 1999 Marconi Fellow honored for his significant advances in cryptography and related coding problems as well as his teaching and mentoring of a generation of scientists and technologists, died June 16th, 2013, in Copenhagen. Full Story…

 

April 3, 2013

2013 Marconi Prize Goes To Cellphone Pioneer Martin Cooper

Forty years to the day after he helped launch the age of portable mobile telecommunications, the Marconi Society has announced that Martin Cooper is the recipient of the 2013 Marconi Prize, considered the pinnacle honor in the field of communication and information science. Full Story…