Such a concept of wide and weak is presently at the core of the most potent technologies from the advanced digital teleputer sets of American HDTV to ubiquitous mobile phones and computers in so-called personal communications networks. The theories of Shannon on telecosm entail the basic science in respect of Sculley’s vision and the video spectrum breakthrough of Hovnanian. The exponential growth in communications, however, gradually gives rise to exponential growth in complexity. Larger bandwidth implied larger, more complex codes and exponentially increasing burdens of computation for the decoding and error-correcting of messages.
In the past it was very difficult to handle about 40 megabits per second was simply out of the question with existing computer technology. During the past three decades such electronic limitations has forbidden the panorama of efficient communication opened by Shannon’s research. The decade 1990s marked the matching with the problem of soaring complexity and then after in exponential gains of computer efficiency. Not only has the cost-effectiveness of microchip technology been doubling every 18 months but the pace of advance has been growing into the 1990s. (Glider, 1993)
However, the chips at the core of digital communications-error correction, compression, coding and decoding function as digital signal processors. The cost effectiveness of digital signal processors has been growing in terms of millions of computer instructions per second — MIPS per dollar, i. e. about tenfold enhancement in every couple of years. Dominated by Silicon Graphics’ impending new TFP Cray supercomputer on a chip, the Alpha AXP device of Digital Equipment and precision Architecture 7100 of Hewlett Packard are enhancing their capabilities beyond the 100 megahertz clock rates.
They are transforming from a regime of processing 32-bit words at a time to a regime of processing 64 bit words. This grows the total addressable memory by a factor of four billion. Combined with the growing use of massively parallel DSP architectures, such gains take the computers a long way in coming across the complexity problem in broadband communications. This indicates that while complexity grows exponentially with bandwidth, computer efficiencies are growing even faster. This provides new avenues of spectrum in the atmosphere as radical as the gains of spectrum so far attained in the fibersphere. (Glider, 1993)
The proposition of Hovnanian with regard to the spectrum started when a cable company declared in 1985 that under the Cable Act of 1984 and franchise rights accorded by local governments, it had the ample liberty to wire one of his housing developments. Then after the company of Hovnanian could bundle cable with his homes in terms of satellite master antenna TV systems. Air transmission of the cable television programming had since long appeared unpromising. However, during the early part of 1990s, ‘wireless cable’ had become a very niche market, being dominated by the Microband Wireless Cable and rivals and imitators across the land.
Adopting fragments of a frequency band in a range of 2. 5 and 2. 7 gigahertz, Microband, with some initial financial crisis, presently could succeed in broadcasting some of the 16 channels to about 35000 homes in the New York City in line of sight from the top of Empire State Building. So long as it was confined to the maximum of about 200 megahertz and use AM, the wireless firms will no longer be capable of competing with the cable industry.
(Glider, 1993) Bossard, along with his lifetime research on microwaves for satellites and military, claimed that he could move up the spectrum and pioneer on frontiers of frequency between 27.5 and 29. 5 gigahertz, primarily used prior to this in outer space. This implied he could attract in the air about half a million times the communications power, or bandwidth, of typical copper telephone links, some ten times the bandwidth of the prevailing wireless cable, some four times the bandwidth of the average cable industry coaxial connection and double the bandwidth of the most advanced cable systems. The traditional wisdom was that such microwaves, more than about 12 gigahertz are quite useless for anything but point to point transmissions and are skeptical for even such.
For radio communication, the prevailing folklore preferred frequencies that are not costly to air long distances and that can penetrate buildings and tunnels, bounce off ionosphere or scuttle across continents along the surface of the earth. The theorem behind its operation is that the higher the frequency, the less it can perform these feats essential to all broadcasting-and the less it can be sent long distances at all. However, in 1986 the Bossard idea of TV broadcasting at 28 gigahertz was turned down like anything due to several resistances from the FCC. (Glider, 1993)
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