Interview With Marty Cooper, Former Head Of R&D At Motorola And Inventor of Cellular

Marty Cooper is a legend in the cellular communications industry. He was Director of Research and Development at Motorola and was responsible for developing cellular. He made the first cellular telephone call in the world, using the technology his team developed. While at Motorola, he wrote the foreword for my book entitled “Police Communications,” which was a treatise on law enforcement radio systems, published in 1974.

I met with him for an afternoon in San Diego to discuss cellular, and also the use of phones in aircraft, which our Federal Communications Commission has forbid.

Watch my interview with Marty Cooper.