Happy World Telecommunication Day 2020: know when and how it was established

Happy World Telecommunication Day 2020: know when and how it was established

Happy World Telecommunication Day 2020: know when and how Telecommunication day was established

Hello friends, today is World Telecommunication Day. May 17, 1865 is known as World Telecommunications Day to commemorate the founding of the International Telecommunication Union. It was announced at a conference in Malague-Torrimolinones in 1973. The main objective of this day is to influence global awareness of social change brought technologies. The purpose of celebrating this day is to encourage people in the field of technology.

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Starting on the telephone: World Telecommunication Day

In 1880 two telephone companies ‘The Oriental Telephone Company Limited’ and ‘Anglo Indian Telephone Company Limited’ approached the Government of India to establish a telephone exchange in India. But this permission was denied because the establishment of the telephone was the monopoly of the government and the government itself would start this work. In 1881, the Government, against its earlier decision, issued a license to the Oriental Company Limited of England to open telephone exchanges in Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, and Ahmedabad.


This led to the establishment of the first formal telephone service in the country in 1881. On January 28, 1882, Major E. Baring, a member of the Governor’s Council of Governors of India, announced the opening of telephone exchanges in Kolkata, Chennai, and Mumbai. The telephone exchange had 93 customers. A bomb exchange was also inaugurated at Bombay in 1882.


What is it's history: World Telecommunication Day

The true meaning of the telephone is the transfer of seed information to two distant places in space. The popular meaning of telecommunications has always included electrical signals. Nowadays people have excluded the dock or any other mode of telecommunications from its surroundings. Hence the era of Indian telecom can be began with the introduction of Telegram.

What is the number of subscribers in Indian Telecom:

The Indian telecom industry is a rapidly growing industry. At present, as of 31 December 2019, the number of subscribers is 1,17,24,40,000. In which Indian Airtel, Jio, Vodafone, Idea, BSNL is the major telecom service.


Let us tell you that the first operator operated by the state-owned operator is  BSNL. After this I Bhartiya Airtel started its service. Over time, other operators also started providing services. Airtel was the first to begin 4G services. Only after that Idea and Vodafone also started 4G service.


As you may know, on 5 September 2016, Jio launched the nationwide 4G VOLTE service. After which Jio has become India’s largest mobile network operator till 31 December 2019. And is the world’s largest mobile network operator with over 370.07 million subscribers.

When the wire started:

Post and telecom sectors in India had a slow and uneasy beginning. In 1850 the first experimental electric wireline was started between Diamond Harbor and Kolkata. In 1851 it was opened to the British East India Company. A 4000 mill ie 6400 km telegraph line connecting Kolkata and Peshawar to Agra in the north and Mumbai via Sindwa Ghats connecting Chennai, even Otakmond and Bangalore in the south was constructed. The number 1853 was launched.

What was established and started in what year?

1907: – The first central battery of telephones was started in Kanpur.


1913 to 1914: – The first automatic exchange was established in Shimla.


23 May 1927: – Radiotelegraph system was introduced through the window and race station by Imperial Wireless Beam between Britain and India by providing greetings with the King of England.


1933: – Radiotelephone system between India and Britain was inaugurated.


1953: – 12 channel carrying system was introduced.


1960: – Clad customer trunk dialing route authorized between Kanpur and Lucknow.


1975: – The first PCM system was authorized between Mumbai City and Andheri Telephone Exchange.


1974: – The first digital microwave Jaxon was launched.


1979: – The first optical fiber system was authorized for the local junction in Pune.


1985: – First mobile telephone service started in Delhi on a non-commercial basis.



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