Happy Birthday Mobile

Posted by CJD on April 5, 2013

The BBC is reporting that the first cellular call was made 40 years ago this week.

“Marty Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from “a ‘real’ cellular telephone”.”

I must say, I thought it was much later than that – I would have put it in the 8os because that was when I was involved in a BT bid for a cellular phone licence for Cellnet (which became 02).

But technology take-up always happens much slower than you think.

The BBC story is here:


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