Transatlantic Communications Cable

Telecommunication & Mobile Phones


With TAT-1 (transatlantic No. 1), the first transatlantic telephone cable was laid between 1955 and 1956. The 3600 kilometer of cable ranged from Scotland to Newfoundland, costed $120 million and was in operation for over 20 years. Since 1927, transatlantic telephone connections were radio-based and very expensive. After today's purchasing power, the cost for a phone call from Europe to America (which lasted for around 3 minutes) amounted to over $500.

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uvbond 21.01.2016 05:03
Almost as it is now.

 
mouadazouzi 18.09.2017 01:46
Where those days

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wisnu_setiadi 21.09.2017 13:58
ok

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reaaski00 23.09.2017 22:45
nice

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wisnu_setiadi 26.09.2017 03:41
wow antique

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gennadyjad 31.10.2017 16:31
nice

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Georgiu 04.11.2017 21:58
Realey ?

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Elvin456 09.12.2017 03:54
hard to believe

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coleobrien 04.01.2018 03:26
for sure?