[e2e] evolution of bandwidth as a term

Panos Gevros Panos.Gevros at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Oct 3 05:26:04 PDT 2003

I've heard people say that modem manufacturers are responsible for the confusion  - because as the bandwidth (usable freq range) on the physical medium stayed the same, new modulation schemes allowed the same baud rate (symbols/sec) to give higher information rate (bit/sec) but the manufacturers insisted on writting "baud rate = X bps" ( in the early modems there used to be 1 symbol = 1 bit)


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