The Medium Is the Message
In this paper, the authors advocate exploiting channel descriptor information in packet data communication networks to gain transmission capacity. Besides the normal data transmission also the channel descriptor (or character of the channel) can be used to convey data. This novel access technique is suitable for wired as well as for wireless networks. By the example of a wireless spread spectrum system with pseudo-noise spreading sequences, they can report that a gain of nearly an order of magnitude in terms of capacity can be achieved compared to the standard spread spectrum transmission for a given scenario.