Remote control inventor makes list of top 10 telecom innovators

Telecom innovators 2012In today's spotlight, FierceTelecom takes a look at the top 10 innovators in the telecom industry. Remote control inventor Nikola Tesla made the list. Tesla's original remote control patent #613,809 was referenced as recently as 2005 by Sony Corporation in two patents, US7376843 "Remote control of VCR with electronic mail" and US7454626 "Transmitting/receiving apparatus and a transmitting/receiving method," both issued in 2008. This year's list of the top telecom innovators also includes Charles Kao, who is known as the "father of fiber optics." Read more