Meet The Black Inventor Who Invented The Digital Cell Phone

Who Invented The Digital Cell Phone
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The invention of mobile phones has a journey of its own, in this journey, we will discuss about the person who invented the digital cell phone. In this article we are going to discuss about personal life, education and achievements of Jesse Eugene Russell.

Childhood And Personal Life Of Jesse Eugene Russell

Jesse Eugene Russell was born on 26th April 1948. In a family that was not living the American dream till that time. American Dream is considered as a house in a suburb and a vehicle of one’s own at that time. Now its definition may have changed we need to think that we are talking about 70 years ago. The Black community till that time was not given some of the very basic rights as the citizens of the United States of America. At this time a Child which is also a first-generation University student from the family has done remarkably in the field of technology. 

Jesse Eugene Russell was born in Nashville, Tennessee within the US of America into an outsized African American family with eight brothers and two sisters. He’s the son of Charles Albert Russell and Mary Louise Russell. His infancy was spent in economically and socially deprived neighborhoods in the inner-city of Nashville. As a young adult, he focused on athletics and not academics.

When we talk of the invention of the Mobile Phones, we generally tend to see the innovators as the Companies like Motorola and Nokia, but when the question comes that who invented the digital cell phone. We don’t have that much of an answer to this question. This is because the person who invented the Machine was Black. For a long time, this kind of institutional injustice was driven against very fine minded people. When the USA is now protesting over the Black Lives Matter and things are considered as getting worsen, we need not think about the problem that Mr. Russell faced in his lifetime.

Education And Engineering Career

A key turning point in Russell’s life was the chance to attend a summer program at Fisk University. Russell participated during this educational opportunity and commenced his academic and intellectual pursuits at Tennessee State University. In 1972, he received his Bachelor of Science Degree (BSEE) in engineering. As a top honor student within the School of Engineering, Russell became the primary African American to be hired directly from a Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCUs) by AT&T Bell Laboratories. It subsequently became the primary African American within the USA to be selected because of the Eta Kappa Nu Outstanding Young technologist of the Year in 1980. In 1973, Russell obtained his Master of engineering science (MSEE) degree from Stanford.

Russell has helped to shape the wireless communications industry direction through his leadership and perspectives for standards, technologies furthermore as new wireless service concepts. His innovations in wireless communication systems, architectures, and technology associated with radio access networks, user devices, and in-building wireless communication systems have fundamentally changed the wireless communication industry. Known for his patented invention of the digital cellular base station, Russell continues to innovate within the emerging next-generation broadband wireless communication technologies, products, networks, and services additionally as “Mobile Cloud Computing” which are shaping the forefront of the 4G Communication Industry.

Science Patents And Technological Innovations

He holds patents and pioneered the sphere of digital cellular communication within the 1980s. Through the utilization of high-power linear amplification and low bit rate voice encoding technologies and received a patent in 1992 (US patent #5,084,869) for his ad the realm of digital cellular base station design. Although no single person invented the cellular phone, he was one of the key people to the invention of the trendy cellular phone. Russell is currently Chairman and CEO of NETWORKS, Inc. a brand-new Jersey-based Broadband Wireless Communications Company focused on 4th Generation (4G) Broadband Wireless Communications Technologies, Networks, and Services.

He has over 100 patents granted and thirty years of experience in Research and Development in pioneering technologies. These are, the invention of the primary digital cellular base station and fiber optic micro cell, utilizing high power linear amplifier technology and digital modulation techniques. It allowed the start of the digital cellular evolution, digital cellular standards, personal communications networks. It is because the emergence of “Mobile Cloud Computing” within 4G broadband wireless networks are just some of the accomplishments that have forged new directions for the wireless communication industry. The applications of his access technologies were one of the keys in expanding AT&T’s interest in rebuilding its local access services business.

Retirement And A Few Other Things

Russell is now retired and living a happy life with his family. But his innovations are making our lives much easier daily. We cannot imagine a life where Mobile phones are not available this the power of the device that he created over the years. We also learn from him that if we work selflessly on a particular endeavor then we will always be blessed with recognition and identity of our own. No institution or government can take that away from us. This may take a while but the people will recognize their heroes and will celebrate them in a great manner as possible.

The invention of Mobile Phones is not only a thing about Mobile phones we need to keep in mind that it is as much about the person as it is about technology. Science and Technology are one of the great ways to develop human thinking and they celebrate the human spirit. It also a celebration of individual efforts and when we recognize that, not only we are celebrating the individual’s effort but the effort of the human race at large. The journey of the invention of mobile phones is very interesting. Do let us know in comments what you think about the person who invented the digital cell phone.

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