Category: Telecom Terms, Business Tips and Industry Tidbits

The father of WiFi

We’ve talked about the father of the internet, I proclaimed its grandfather in that same post, and now it’s time to learn about Vic Hayes, the father of WiFi. Because he’s considered its father, it’s […]

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ARPANET

Chances are you’ve heard of this acronym a time or 200, and due to the role it plays in our everyday lives, it deserves its due…and the next few hundred words. In the beginning, there […]

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ICANN

If you’ve ever wondered what, or who, manages the roughly 2 billion URLs that exist in the world, the answer is, well, a little complicated. Until 2016, it was the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA), […]

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Circuit Switching

OK, we’ve discussed packet-switching, so now it’s time to cover its less exciting cousin―circuit switching. Most LECs still use it to complete landline calls. A circuit refers to a dedicated communication channel set up for […]

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The story of the first smart phone

While we were anxiously awaiting what having a former Arkansas governor in The White House would be like, technology juggernaut IBM was inventing something that—unless you’re way, way off the grid—is probably in your pocket […]

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