Innovation and the Communications Revolution: From the Victorian Pioneers to Broadband Internet

Front Cover
IET, Jan 1, 2002 - Science - 313 pages
1 Review
This book provides a fascinating account of the origins and development of the technology that has transformed telecommunication and broadcasting and created the Internet. It depicts this remarkable human achievement by identifying the key innovators whose ideas created today's world of communications, from the Victorian scientists and mathematicians to the present day engineers. Written in a highly readable style, this book shows the impact of each innovation upon today's world of communications technology, and looks to the future for the innovations to come. The author writes from a unique position as he was a principal player in the development of 20th Century telecommunications engineering.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

some information on switching system

Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Creators of the mathematical and scientific foundations
7
3 The first telegraph and cable engineers
31
4 The first telephone engineers
43
5 Inventors of the thermionic valve
53
6 The telegraphtelephone frequencydivision multiplex transmission engineers
59
7 Pioneers of radio communication
65
8 Pioneers of sound radio broadcasting
83
14 The pioneers of electromechanical and computercontrolled electronic exchange switching systems
179
15 The first satellite communication engineers
201
an unfulfilled vision
217
the first transAtlantic system
227
18 Inventors of the visual telecommunication systems
251
data communication
267
20 Growth of the Internet and the World Wide Web
281
21 The development of the mobile radio service
287

9 Pioneers of television broadcasting
95
the first transAtlantic telephone cable
113
11 The first microwave radiorelay engineers
129
a worldwide revolution in electronics
149
13 The creators of information theory pulsecode modulation and digital techniques
169
22 Telecommunications and the future
295
Name index
305
Subject index
309
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (2002)

John Bray

Bibliographic information