I agree with Lise for acronyms needed to be spelled out.
The development has been installed in various communication systems, which I believe qualifies to Milestone. I understand that developments not necessarily have to be very original. Significant improvements for the benefit of general public are also important.
Just for my technical curiosity, I wonder how the coding system developed by Japanese speaking person can code and decode English sounds such as “L” and “TH,” which do not exist in Japanese language.