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Netravali Gets Marconi Prize for Digital Video

From The Times of India Engineer-scientist Arun Netravali, who grew up in Mumbai and pioneered work on video compression standards, has been awarded the prestigious Marconi Prize.
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Arun Netravali, Former Bell Labs President and Digital Video Pioneer, Awarded the 2017 Marconi Prize

Enabled today’s digital TV, HDTV and video services by pioneering the key base MPEG technology MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, June 15, 2017 The Marconi Society, dedicated to furthering scientific achievements in communications and related technologies,…
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The Ethics of the Internet of Things Ecosystem

By Vint Cerf I’ve written on this topic before, mostly in the context of the Internet. I would like to focus now on products and services developed by engineers. “Ethics” is derived from the Greek ethos, which is defined as the characteristic…
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Radio: The Invention That Keeps on Giving

120 years ago this month, Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a patent for “Improvements in Transmitting Electrical Impulses and Signals, and in Apparatus therefor.” This was the first description in print of a wireless telegraphy device – in…
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DSL Pioneer and Marconi Fellow, John Cioffi, Describes Terabit Future

By Rick Merritt SAN JOSE, Calif. – At a time when carriers are pondering an expensive shift from copper cables to optical fibers, a pioneer of digital subscriber lines is proposing a novel upgrade that someday could deliver terabit data rates. In…

Brooklyn 5G Summit Showcases Advanced Research and Technology Fueling 5G Wireless Drive To Commercial Reality

From Presswire.com Leaders in wireless, automotive, academia, and government will gather at the annual Brooklyn 5G Summit April 19-21, 2017 to explore how close the industry is to deploying commercial products and services for the next-generation…
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Starving in the Land of Plenty: The True Story of Consumer Bandwidth

By John Cioffi Co-authored by Hatti Hamlin Why is it that we’re surrounded by bandwidth - with a few gigabits per second going through our bodies at any one time between cell, Wi-Fi, and TV services - and yet we have trouble streaming…
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The Internet’s Wild Ride: From Trust to Cybersecurity Threats

By Leonard Kleinrock Co-authored by Paula Reinman On March 31, 1976, Queen Elizabeth II sent the first e-mail to come from a head of state. With assistance from my colleague and fellow Marconi Prize winner, Peter Kirstein, who set up the…

Marconi Society Sponors WCNC2017 Poster Session for IEEE Communications Society

In keeping with its commitment to encouraging young scientists in communications-related fields, the Marconi Society sponsored the poster session at WCNC2017, an annual meeting of the IEEE Communications Society.  WCNC2017 was co-chaired this…

Marconi Fellow Bob Metcalfe on Encouraging More Startups at the University of Texas at Austin

By Hojun Choi, Silicon Hills News University of Texas president Greg Fenves and Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, explored ways that universities can have a bigger impact on the world at the “Research Universities Should be Better at…