The Telecom Revolution in India

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Man's quest for bringing about proper communication is as old as the human civilization itself. One can trace back the earliest references of communication to signal fires in Iliad, an ancient Greek epic poem, describing the siege and capture of Troy, ascribed to Homer, and probably composed by oral tradition over the centuries prior to 700 BC. And again as early as 700 BC to 300 A.D carrier pigeons were rampantly used as an effective method of communication. However, it was Alexander Graham Bell who revolutionized the world of communications by inventing telephone in 1876. In 1876, Alexander Graham Bell and his financial backer, Gardiner G. Hubbard, offered Bell's brand new patent to the Telegraph Company and they appointed a committee to investigate the offer. The committee found that the voice of the device very weak and indistinct, and was even weaker when long wires were used between the transmitter and receiver. Furthermore, they also rated the very idea of telephone as an absurd and impractical device. But ironically in a matter of six years Graham Bell obtained controlling interest in the Telegraph Company. And rest is history. The nineties saw an upsurge in telecommunications with World Wide Web becoming a reality in 1992. And today with the satellite and digital technology getting streamlined the telecommunication revolution is moving at a pace which is perhaps faster than light. With the whole scenario of telecom changing rapidly matters relating to it are governed by a global apex body called International Telecommunication Union. This international organization is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland within which governments and the private sector coordinate global telecom networks and services. ITU has been helping the world communicate better ever since its inception. Having brought the government and the industry together for several decades to coordinate global telecommunications networks and services, it is once again pioneering a new...
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