From Marconi to the Future Network
Dick Lynch
The Beginning…

t
January 18, 1903
April 15, 1912
The Capacity Challenge

Transmitter

(noisy)
Channel

Receiver
Mobile Telephone Service
MTS – 1946

• 3 channels
• Voice only
• Metro coverage with
one site
Improved Mobile Telephone Service
IMTS - 1964

•
•
•
•

25 channels
Voice only
Direct-Dial Service
Metro coverage with
one...
Advanced Mobile Phone Service
“1G” - 1983

•
•
•
•

333 * 2 channels
Voice centric
Modems
Cell site coverage
“Cellular”

Meeting Demand for Capacity and Quality

–Marconi’s Law
–Shannon’s Theorem
The March of the “G”s

More Capacity + More Quality
= BUT Not Enough

Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Tr...
Spectrum-Expansion Relief

• More Spectrum Allocations

• White Space
A Big Step Toward Filling The Gap
The Future Landscape
LTE - Advanced
Heterogeneous Networks
LTE + WiFi Interop

Public Internet

Private IP nets

EPC
SCGW

BS

BS

BS
The Future Network
• Will do what every
predecessor network has
done = satisfy applications
BUT
• You will take the networ...
Personalized Retail
Digital Health
Connected Car
Thank you
We would love your feedback!
Don’t forget to fill out the session’s
survey – found in the session details
on the conferenc...
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Wireless networks from the beginning have been designed and implemented to satisfy applications. This talk gives the audience an evolutionary view of the challenges, capabilities, and opportunities of networks past, present, and future.

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From Marconi to the Future Network

  1. 1. From Marconi to the Future Network Dick Lynch
  2. 2. The Beginning… t
  3. 3. January 18, 1903
  4. 4. April 15, 1912
  5. 5. The Capacity Challenge Transmitter (noisy) Channel Receiver
  6. 6. Mobile Telephone Service MTS – 1946 • 3 channels • Voice only • Metro coverage with one site
  7. 7. Improved Mobile Telephone Service IMTS - 1964 • • • • 25 channels Voice only Direct-Dial Service Metro coverage with one/few sites
  8. 8. Advanced Mobile Phone Service “1G” - 1983 • • • • 333 * 2 channels Voice centric Modems Cell site coverage
  9. 9. “Cellular” Meeting Demand for Capacity and Quality –Marconi’s Law –Shannon’s Theorem
  10. 10. The March of the “G”s More Capacity + More Quality = BUT Not Enough Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update, 2012–2017 - Cisco Systems Figure 1. Cisco Forecasts 11.2 Exabytes per Month of Mobile Data Traffic by 2017  2G – 1991  2.5G – 1993  3G – 2001  4G – 2009 The Asia Pacific and North America regions will account for almost two-thirds of global mo East and Africa will experience the highest CAGR of 77 percent, increasing 17.3-fold over
  11. 11. Spectrum-Expansion Relief • More Spectrum Allocations • White Space
  12. 12. A Big Step Toward Filling The Gap
  13. 13. The Future Landscape
  14. 14. LTE - Advanced
  15. 15. Heterogeneous Networks
  16. 16. LTE + WiFi Interop Public Internet Private IP nets EPC SCGW BS BS BS
  17. 17. The Future Network • Will do what every predecessor network has done = satisfy applications BUT • You will take the network and app with you. Cloud Services
  18. 18. Personalized Retail
  19. 19. Digital Health
  20. 20. Connected Car
  21. 21. Thank you
  22. 22. We would love your feedback! Don’t forget to fill out the session’s survey – found in the session details on the conference app #iloveapis
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