Hundred years of wireless

December 12, 2001, marked the anniversary of an important event that occurred 100 years ago. Pockets across the globe celebrated an event that did not perhaps receive the global media attention that it deserved. For it was on this day that Guglielmo Marconi sent out the "S" signal that proved beyond all doubt that his wireless system could travel around the curvature of the earth and over tremendous distances. With this, he set the foundation for the modern day radio, wireless technology and the digital age. Among the accolades that flowed in was the tribute from Italian Communications Minister Maurizio Gasparri who hailed Marconi as "an Italian myth and authentic global village hero." 

Italy honours brilliant son Marconi

Guglielmo Marconi has been honoured by his home nation Italy, exactly 100 years after thecountry's greatest 20th century inventor's historic first.

Wireless makes waves 100 years on

It was the signal that changed the course of history.

Canada marks Atlantic radio signal centenary

One hundred years ago an Italian visionary named Guglielmo Marconi was hounded out of Newfoundland after sending a radio signal across the Atlantic Ocean in a precursor to a wireless, digital age.

Three Small Clicks for Man, Giant Leap for Radio

Italy, which denied Guglielmo Marconi funding during his lifetime, honored its greatest 20th-century inventor on Wednesday.

People and discoveries

Profiling Guglielmo Marconi.


US Marconi Museum

Radio history.from spark to space.

Wireless Windows>

And wireless communication today.