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Episode.4 Wireless

From 2G to 5G… and beyond!

Published: March 3, 2022
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Stylized image featuring Ed Knapp

When the first car phones appeared in the 80s, most people wrote them off as a luxury for the ultra-rich. But once you cut the cable, you can’t go back. By the 90s, people were trying to join analog modems to the cellular network, so more people could connect to the internet. But it simply didn’t work. In episode 4 of the Traceroute podcast, we explore the realities that come with wireless opportunity. With a growth rate of 30+% a year, engineering advances need to scale to support demand. We know the future is bright, but how will we get there?