If you think of the Internet as a unified, single entity, then no one owns it. There are organizations that determine the Internet's structure and how it works, but they don't have any ownership over the Internet itself. No government can lay claim to owning the Internet, nor can any company.
Working in the mobile phone division of Ericsson in the mid-1990s, Dutch engineer Jaap Haartsen found a revolutionary way to connect electronic gadgets to each other at short range without the use of cables, using a variety of low-power radio frequencies.
In 1992 the first Australian WLAN patent was filed for, the US patent was filed for in 1993 and approved in 1996. This led to the creation of prototypes and the founding of Radiata Inc by Dave Skellern and Neil Weste from Macquarie University. They took out a non-exclusive patent on the technology from CSIRO in 1997.
Cisco Systems grew rapidly in the early 1990s. The company introduced the improved 7000 model router in 1993, and that same year it began acquiring other companies. Its first purchase, Crescendo Communications, allowed Cisco to move decisively into the field of network switching devices.
A router is a device that connects two or more packet-switched networks or subnetworks. It serves two primary functions: managing traffic between these networks by forwarding data packets to their intended IP addresses, and allowing multiple devices to use the same Internet connection.
Cisco is short for San Francisco
"Cisco" is short for San Francisco, the city where Stanford computer scientists Leonard Bosack and Sandy Lerner founded the company in 1984. That's why in Cisco's early days, Bosack and Lerner insisted on branding its products with the lowercase "cisco".
WebEx, as a company, was listed on the NASDAQ National Market and the NASDAQ Global Select Market in 2006. One year later, Cisco Systems acquired the company. Cisco bought WebEx in order to compete against Microsoft and other collaboration software vendors. It was renamed Webex Meetings in April 2018.
The regulations that the United States uses to regulate the information and data industry may have inadvertently made a true "Internet kill switch" impossible. The lack of regulation allowed for building of a patch-work system (ISPs, Internet Backbone) that is extremely complex and not fully known.
Both Webex and Zoom offer feature-rich, stable video conferencing solutions. Overall, though, Zoom is the better platform in terms of total features and user-friendliness. Zoom's simplicity makes it a favorite across all types of video conference users.
Dated : 22-Jul-2022
Category : Education