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Claude Shannon
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Claude Shannon Documentary Coming from IEEE

By Hatti Hamlin Communications Theory pioneer Claude Shannon won the first Marconi Society Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000. 2016 is Shannon's centennial year and the IEEE Information Theory Society is producing a TV documentary on his…
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NYU Wireless tops world rankings in 5G wireless

Marconi longtime board member Ted Rappaport's research center was listed as first in the world in rankings by Fierce Wireless, a leading online publication, Rated fourth worldwide was Stanford, where no fewer than four Marconi Fellows work.…
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Marty Cooper & Bob Kahn receive ITU 150 Award

By Hatti Hamlin Marconi Fellows Bob Kahn and Marty Cooper are headed to Geneva for the ITU's celebration of the 150th anniversary. They'll be receiving awards May 17th along with Bill Gates, Ken Sakamura, Mark Krivocheev and Thomas Wiegand.…
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Joe Lechlieder, whose DSL is now in 500M homes

By Hatti Hamlin Marconi Fellow John Cioffi always gave credit to Joe Lechleider of Bellcore for being first to imagine what became DSL. Steve Lohr wrote in Lechleider’s recent New York Times obiturary. "Mr. Lechleider contributed a key…
Ted Rapport
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As 5G aims for market in 2018, Ted Rappaport says, "It will work!"

Marconi Board member Ted Rappaport has just won the 2015 IEEE Donald G. Fink Award for the year's best paper, Millimeter Wave Mobile Communications for 5G Cellular: It Will Work!. NYU Professor Ted does 5G research that attracts CTOs and others…
Paulraj
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Helmut Bolcskei's Tribute to Paulraj

Distinguished ETH Professor Bolcskei is a long time friend and colleague of Paul and included many anecdotes in the speech introducing him at the award ceremony. Dear Professor Sir Payne, Dr. Cerf, Marconi Fellows, Consul General Parthasarathi,…
Martin Cooper
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Marty Cooper and Jessica Rosenworcel: Here's How to Expand Wireless Spectrum

Marconi Fellow Marty Cooper and FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel wrote an article for the San Jose Mercury News urging "a contest to spur innovation to improve spectrum efficiency.,, The first person who finds a way to make spectrum use…
Vint Cerf
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Vint Cerf: We owe to ourselves and to those who will follow us: improving the safety and security of the Internet while preserving its freedoms

Istanbul, September 1. At the Internet Governance Forum, Marconi Fellow Vint Cerf shared some thoughts after 40 years on the net. He called for "Cooperation and Collaboration on a global scale" in a speech in the style of Marcus Aurelius.…
John Cijoffi
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Here's Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf led a Marconi Webinar August 25th, discussing his panel at the October 2nd Symposium, "Internet 2025 Can we keep it open and evolving?" He'll be joined by Marconi Fellow Len Kleinrock, Marconi Fellow Bob Kahn and Marconi Society Paul…
John Cijoffi
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John Cioffi elected to Internet Hall of Fame + 10 gigabit 8x8 MIMO WiFi

2006 Marconi Fellow John Cioffi was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame April 8. The Internet Society writes, "Dr. Cioffi is best known as “the father of DSL.” It was his research that made the digital subscriber line (DSL) practical,…