IEEE Milestone: ALOHAnet Celebration, Tuesday October 13th

Demonstration of the ALOHA Packet Radio Data Network, 1971
In June 1971, the ALOHA packet radio data network began providing inter-island access to computing facilities at the University of Hawaii. ALOHAnet was the first to demonstrate that communication channels could be effectively and efficiently shared on a large scale using simple random access protocols. It led directly to the development of Ethernet and personal wireless communication technologies.

TITLE:           ALOHAnet IEEE Milestone Dedication Ceremony

DATE:           Tuesday, October 13, 2020

TIME:            10:30 am – 11:30 am HST (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm EDT)

GMT Reference:  HST is GMT -10:00

LOCATION:   Virtual event broadcast live from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa College of Engineering

The entire IEEE ALOHAnet Milestone Installation ceremony will be live-streamed via the following UH streaming link:


The live-stream link will go live 15 minutes prior to the ceremony and will be available to the general public for VIEWING only.

Streaming quality will be 1080p; in comparison, YouTube streaming quality is 720p.

ALOHAnet was the first radio packet broadcast network and introduced the very first random access protocol — the protocol that is utilized by every wireless technology today.

Wikipedia entry on ALOHAnet