Telecommunications History

Here are some links to pages, on this site, that contain pictures and information about some early UK packet switching networks.

Future historians should know about these things. The communications revolution around the internet and www was an important advance at the end of the 20th century and we worked on an evolutionary dead-end branch off this great human achievement. How will future generations judge what we did?

EPSS

Click here for some pictures of the EPSS equipment. EPSS was an early packet switching network which operated in the UK from 1977 to about 1980.

PSS

Click here for some pictures of Packet Switching Exchanges (PSE) and Network Management Centres (NMC).

Articles

Click here for some early articles about PSS.

Colombo House Repeater Station

This is the building in Blackfriars Road which housed the first London Network Management Centre (NMC) for EPSS and PSS.

Tenter House
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Book Shop - Further reading.

Where I can, I have put links to Amazon for books that are relevant to the subject, click on the appropriate country flag to get more details of the book or to buy it from them.

cover The Essential Guide to Telecommunications (Essential Guide).

Commercial Software Shop

Where I can, I have put links to Amazon for commercial software, not directly related to the software project, but related to the subject being discussed, click on the appropriate country flag to get more details of the software or to buy it from them.

 

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