Re: [midatlanticretro] History of cell phones
- On Apr 4, 2013, at 10:13 AM, William Donzelli <wdonzelli@...> wrote:
> > Reality check: Mobile radio phones had been around for decades when CooperWhich is something the cell network operators have been finding
> > led a team that made ** a ** cellular phone, just as Bell Labs was also
> > doing. Bell Labs, one could argue, developed something far more important --
> > the concept of cellular ** networks ** -- three decades pre-Cooper.
> Motorola deserves the credit. The Bell System dropped the ball (or
> probably had the ball stripped from them, thanks to the landline
> crowd). Actually getting the cell network to function properly in the
> real world was *far* more difficult that coming up with the idea.
true of OFDM now that they're trying to deploy LTE. It's a
great *idea*, but making it work in the real world with all
that pesky multipath interference is... challenging. :-)