In 1895, the Italian Marconi succeeded in sending the first radio messages around the world. His experiments at the time still form the basis for radio, television and mobile telephony today
As a 21-year-old, Marconi already developed the idea of using electromagnetic waves for wireless telecommunications. His research was based on the findings of Heinrich Hertz. Hertz had already demonstrated the propagation of electromagnetic waves over short distances in laboratory experiments in 1888.
Since the Italian government did not want to support Marconi in his research work, he went to England in 1896, where he also registered his first patent. In 1897 he founded “Marconi`s Wireless Telegraph and Signal Company”. In 1898 he developed a tuned system, which solved the problem of interference between several transmitting stations. As early as 1902, the new technology radiotelegraphy was offered as a regular service between Europe and the USA. Marconi received many awards.