Telecommunication

The telecommunication industry is among the best performing industries in the world in recent years. The high profitability of telecommunication businesses has attracted a lot of investors and businessmen to enter this sector. A branch of electrical engineering, telecommunication deals with the technology of communicating at a distance through electrical signals or electromagnetic waves. Telecommunication technologies include telephone, internet, radio, microwave transmission, fiber options, and satellite communications. The telecommunication industry is a very vast one and includes businesses involved in cabling, transmission, wireless communication, media, and IP networks. It is a complex interconnected network of sectors and sub sectors involved in creating, operating and maintaining telecommunication services. This is one of the fastest developing industries and advancement in communication technologies has led to a tremendous boost to the national economies of various countries around the world. Today, the industry offers never-before opportunities in various sectors like social networking application, IP technologies, home integration technologies, home entertainment, advanced broadcast networks and newer approaches to media distribution through the internet. Browse these biographies and timelines to explore the lives and works of various famous business people in the field of telecommunications from all over the world.

 1 Mukesh Ambani

Mukesh Ambani
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Famous As: Indian businessman
Birthdate: April 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Indian, Yemeni

The richest person in Asia, Mukesh Ambani is an Indian billionaire business magnate. He is the chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Ltd. (RIL). The son legendary Dhirubhai Ambani, he started his career by helping his father build their family business. As of today, he is the only Indian businessman on Forbes' list of the world's most powerful people.

 2 Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison
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Famous As: Inventor, Businessman
Birthdate: February 11, 1847
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American
Died: October 18, 1931

Described as America’s greatest inventor, Thomas Edison’s legacy is an everlasting one. He was the first to help make the incandescent light bulb commercially viable, even though he was not the first inventor of it. Quadruplex telegraph, phonograph, motion picture camera and the alkaline storage battery are some the many innovations that made him a worldwide phenomenon and an icon.

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 3 Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata
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Famous As: Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons
Birthdate: December 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian

Ratan Tata is a well-known Indian industrialist and the former charman of Indian multinational conglomerate Tata Sons. His reign as chairman was marked by acquisitions of iconic global brands, such as Tetley, Jaguar Land Rover and Corus by the Tata Group. Ratan Tata was instrumental in turning Tata Group from a largely India-centrist group into a global business.

 4 Dhirubhai Ambani

Dhirubhai Ambani
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Birthdate: December 28, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Indian
Died: July 6, 2002

Dhirubhai Ambani was an Indian business tycoon. He is credited with founding Reliance Industries, which is currently the largest company in the country in terms of revenue. Dhirubhai Ambani's life and career inspired the 2007 drama film Guru, in which his character was portrayed by Abhishek Bachchan.

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 5 Anil Ambani

Anil Ambani
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Famous As: Chairman of Reliance ADA Group
Birthdate: June 4, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian

Indian businessman Anil Ambani is the chairman of Reliance Group. Once the sixth richest person in the world, he declared bankruptcy in early 2020 though the veracity of his claim is questionable. He has served in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India. He has been involved in many controversies.

 6 Carlos Slim

Carlos Slim
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: January 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Mexican
Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim owns the conglomerate Grupo Carso and has served as the CEO of América Móvil and Telmex. He was the world’s richest person from 2010 to 2013 and the fifth-richest in 2020, according to Forbes. He also owns three charity organizations focusing on Mexico City. 
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 7 Ma Huateng

Ma Huateng
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Famous As: CEO of Tencent
Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese
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 8 Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Manglam Birla
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Famous As: Chairman of Aditya Birla Group
Birthdate: June 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Indian
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 9 Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son
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Famous As: Founder of SoftBank
Birthdate: August 11, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Japanese

 10 Sunil Bharti Mittal

Sunil Bharti Mittal
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Famous As: Chairman and Group CEO of Bharti Enterprise
Birthdate: October 23, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian
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 11 Ren Zhengfei

Ren Zhengfei
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Famous As: CEO of Huawei
Birthdate: October 25, 1944
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Chinese

 12 Carlos Slim Domit

Carlos Slim Domit
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Famous As: Businessman, Son of Carlos Slim Helu
Birthdate: February 28, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Mexican

 13 Denis O’Brien

Denis O’Brien
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: April 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Irish

 14 Ezra Cornell

Ezra Cornell
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 11, 1807
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: December 9, 1874

 15 Werner von Siemens

Werner von Siemens
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: December 13, 1816
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German
Died: December 6, 1892

 16 John Kluge

John Kluge
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: September 21, 1914
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: German, American
Died: September 7, 2010
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 17 Mo Ibrahim

Mo Ibrahim
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 3, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British

 18 Don Hewitt

Don Hewitt
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Famous As: Television Producer
Birthdate: December 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: August 19, 2009
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 19 Marmaduke Hussey, Baron Hussey of North Bradley

Marmaduke Hussey, Baron Hussey of North Bradley
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Famous As: Chairman
Birthdate: August 29, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British
Died: December 27, 2006

 20 Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Ahmed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: November 17, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Saudi Arabian
Died: July 22, 2002

 21 Daniel J. Bernstein

Daniel J. Bernstein
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Famous As: Mathematician, Cryptologist, Programmer, University teacher, Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 22 Whitfield Diffie

Whitfield Diffie
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Famous As: Cryptographer, Mathematician, Computer scientist
Birthdate: June 5, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 23 Paul Reuter

Paul Reuter
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: July 21, 1816
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: German, British
Died: February 25, 1899

 24 Martin Hellman

Martin Hellman
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Famous As: Cryptographer, Mathematician, Scientist, Computer scientist
Birthdate: October 2, 1945
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American

 25 Tim Armstrong

Tim Armstrong
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Famous As: CEO
Birthdate: December 21, 1970
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 26 Isha Ambani

Isha Ambani
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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: October 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 27 Ralph Merkle

Ralph Merkle
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Famous As: Cryptographer, Mathematician, Computer scientist
Birthdate: February 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 28 Sidney Bernstein, Baron Bernstein

Sidney Bernstein, Baron Bernstein
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: January 30, 1899
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: British
Died: February 5, 1993

 29 Taher Elgamal

Taher Elgamal
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Famous As: Cryptographer, Mathematician
Birthdate: August 18, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Egyptian

 30 Clifford Cocks

Clifford Cocks
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Famous As: Cryptographer, Mathematician
Birthdate: December 28, 1950
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: British

 31 Iqbal Quadir

Iqbal Quadir
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Famous As: Founder of Grameenphone
Birthdate: August 13, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Bangladeshi

 32 Huw Wheldon

Huw Wheldon
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Famous As: Executive
Birthdate: May 7, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: British
Died: March 14, 1986

 33 Tan Le

Tan Le
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: May 20, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian, Vietnamese

 34 Akash Ambani

Akash Ambani
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: October 23, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Indian

 35 Roger Williams Straus Jr.

Roger Williams Straus Jr.
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Famous As: Chairman
Birthdate: January 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American
Died: May 25, 2004

 36 Gordon Matthews

Gordon Matthews
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: July 26, 1936
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 23, 2002

 37 Edward Davy

Edward Davy
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Famous As: Inventor
Birthdate: June 16, 1806
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British
Died: January 26, 1885

 38 John D. Goeken

John D. Goeken
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Famous As: Business executive
Birthdate: August 22, 1930
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: September 16, 2010

 39 Robert Hersant

Robert Hersant
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Famous As: Political leader
Birthdate: January 30, 1920
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: French
Died: April 21, 1996

 40 Octávio Frias

Octávio Frias
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Famous As: Businessman
Birthdate: August 5, 1912
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Brazilian
Died: April 29, 2007
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