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Post time 2011-10-4 13:17:16 |Display all floors

The concurrent changes also see rapid TELECOM

..............industry changes.

Remember the old black and white movies of MANUAL telco switch and relay system.
Rather comical by today's standards.

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The Telephone switch relay system in early 20th century.jpg

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Post time 2011-10-6 12:47:35 |Display all floors

Before the invention of the TELEX, FAX, intra office

.............messaging via lease lines and computers, and of course the INTERNET, messages used to be delivered via the POSTAL SERVICES.

Rather much has changed, which has literally SHRUNK the volume of manual mail delivery system.
It makes the POSTAL SERVICES more expensive in the future!
Conversion to FAST COURIER SERVICE has been the adopted solution in many states.

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Previously POSTMAN  walking to deliver MESSAGES in LETTERS..jpg

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Post time 2011-10-10 12:58:20 |Display all floors

The world saw a quantum leap in capability

.............when the Electro mechanical automatic telephone switches was introduced.

Today, we can see MANY TELCO "reserved building space" is no longer required as the "recently a couple of decade ago obsoleted" systems no longer need so much building space. However in it's Prime days, the system SAVED a lot of manpower. It made telephone calls affordable for the masses without manual call switching.

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Post time 2011-10-10 15:54:39 |Display all floors

I think there may be something wrong with the ATM machines in China.

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Post time 2011-10-10 16:02:11 |Display all floors
nice thread, mr greendragon, very nice
(beast ex machina)

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Post time 2011-10-11 12:31:19 |Display all floors

The Postman had improvements when

...............mopets, bicycles became standard equipment for the delivery staffs.

Even the advent of the TICKET TAPE news wire, or the latter better TELEX NEWS WIRES couldn't compete with the "Postman on mopets". Those were the days before the 1980's.

We could get letter on a very cheap price of M$0.15 stamp!
Imagine the cost was cheaper than a phone call costing M$0.30 for a 2 minute call during the initial stage of the telco revolution. But, it took 1 to 3 days to deliver. (It was worst in the USA - where it's legendary for letter to go missing for up to 10 YEARS! NO JOKE! aMericAn ingenuity - i reckon!)

ha ha ha

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Post time 2011-10-17 12:23:17 |Display all floors

Now it's the main frame computers to do the telco switches

......and a server system to individual telco lines.

In Malaya, the lines are switched to mostly cheap fiber glass cables, with intensive data-voice-video lines capability. It was step by step - a national highway network by TIMES ENGINEERING, and INTERNATIONAL ACCESS via Singtel (Singapore Telecoms) and now Regional, City cable networks by TM (Telekom Malaysia).

and cost of voice telco is almost FREE, and income comes from video-data VOLUME transmission!

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Now it's main frame computer switches saves a lot of space.jpg

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