Norwegian industrial research magazine. Published by Telenor, Norway’s national telephone company. This article was solicited by the publisher and appeared in English as I wrote it. 6,000 words, 31 footnotes, complete nerd fest.

“This article describes how mobile telephones, for decades a near dormant technology, became the dynamic and perhaps most important communication tool of our lives. Commercial mobile telephony began in 1946. The cellular radio concept was published in 1947. But only since 1995 have mobiles become low cost, rich in features, and used world wide. . . .”

Telektronikk 3/4 2005: Mobile Telephone History 

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