Victor B. Lawrence is a Ghanaian who improved the transmission for the modern internet to ensure that you and I have access to fast internet.
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Victor was born to Ghanaian parents in Ghana in 1945. He attended Achimota College also in Ghana and continued to the Imperial College of Science and Technology at the University of London where he received his B.Sc. degree in 1968.
He also received M.S degree in 1969 and a Ph.D degree in 1972. All his education were in electrical engineering.
In 2016 Victor Lawrence was inducted into the American National Inventors Hall of Fame.
According to research, Lawrence improved the transmission for internet by making high-speed connections more available. He is also credited for having stimulated the growth of the global internet.
His works also advanced modem technology, data encoding and transmission, silicon chip design, ATM switching and protocols, DSL, speech and audio coding, and digital video.
According to thehistorymakers.org, Lawrence spent much of his career at Bell Laboratories from 1974 to 2005 where he manipulated data for faster and more reliable travel over telephone lines.
Lawrence was also lead engineer of AT&T’s 2.4kbps full-duplex modem, and his innovations pushed modems to 56kbps. He helped turn the internet into a global industry useful for more than simple text-based functions.
He has co-authored five books: Introduction to Digital Filters, Tutorials on Modem Communications, Intelligent Broadband Multimedia Networks, Design and Engineering of Intelligent Communications Systems, and The Art of Scientific Innovation.
He holds more than twenty U.S.A and international patents.
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