This 'father of the internet' still isn’t completely sold on 5G
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 03/11/2019 23:33
Few living people know more about connectivity than Vint Cerf, who has long been celebrated as one of the fathers of the internet. The core Internet Protocol and Transmission Control Protocol frameworks he cowrote in the 1970s remain essential infrastructure on today’s net. So the latest round of 5G hype is just a bit less likely to wow him.
On Thursday, I sat down with the internet pioneer after he’d spoken on a panel about high-speed connectivity at the Broadband Communities conference in Alexandria, Va. In our talk—two days after the 50th anniversary of the first transmission on ARPANET, the Defense Department-funded network that became a precursor to today’s internet–Cerf warned against expecting too much from the fastest flavors of 5G.