Telecom Development

Telecommunication is any way of transmitting information or communicating with people over a certain distance via a medium. Humans have always needed telecommunication and have found ways over the year to develop telecommunication media to fit their needs. Telecommunication has evolved to become faster, easier, and more advanced. Here are the different stages of telecommunication development. 

Use of Beacons and Pigeons

You have probably seen the use of birds to send letters from towns to far places. It was used by different cultures. It was used by the Romans in their military, Julius Ceaser in his conquest of Gaul, the Greeks to name the winners of the Olympics and many more. Even Paul Julis Reuer started a pigeon service, but it only lasted a year. 

There were many drawbacks to using pigeons as means of communication, which are. 

  • It could only send a piece of information
  • It was slow
  • It could be sighted  by the enemy and gunned down 
  • The information could be compromised. 

Experiencing these drawbacks pushed some geniuses to find ways to improve the means of communication which came up soon after. 

Telegraphs and Telephones

Telegraph already existed, but it was not an effective way of communication. So, some scientists decided that an electrical telegraph would be a more effective way of communication. In 1837, Samuel Morse developed a working electrical telegraph which allowed transatlantic telecommunication for the first time. 

The development of telegraphs to make them better birthed the creation of conventional telephones by Alexander Bell in 1876. 

Radio and Television

After the discovery of radio waves, an Italian inventor came up with the idea of developing wireless communication. This was brought about by wireless telegraphy, and the world’s first radio message was sent across the Atlantic from North  America. 

Commercial radio broadcasts started in 1920 and became the primary media for the mass broadcast of news and entertainment. The need for radio development came up in World War II. Then by 1925, John Logie Baird used the Nipkow disk to demonstrate moving pictures. By 1929, mechanical television began was the first broadcast by the British Broadcasting Corporation. After the second world war, the use of radio and television became a medium of home entertainment. 

Computer networks and the Internet

Alongside the development of television, research has been going on for the development of computers with dumb terminals. In the 60s, the use of technology to send messages asynchronously without a centralized mainframe was experimented with. And soon, the era of the internet came about. 

Cloud Computing 

This is utilizing different applications, saving and handling large-size data by moving it to the cloud. It provides flexibility to telcos that need to provide all-pervasive service to customers.

Artificial Intelligence

Telcos now utilize AI technologies like virtual assistants, tools, and chatbots to maximize customer experience and satisfaction. It has a wide range of capacities to store and yield information to improve service quality.


Over the years, telecommunication development has kept improving to improve the ease of telecommunication even without human operation. As a business owner in this digital age, using recent telecommunication digital tools is essential to stay relevant in the competitive market. Accelerate your telcom development with the use of digital transformation services.