Int. J. of Technology Management   »   1987 Vol.2, No.5/6

 

 

Title: Technological aspects of advanced telecommunications

 

Author: Gert Lorenz

 

Address: Member, Board of Management, N.V. Philips Gloeilampenfabrieken, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

 

Abstract: Telecommunications is based on three underpinning technologies: microelectronics, optics, and software technology. The author argues that, whereas in the past microelectronics has been the driving force of innovation in telecommunications. Today it is the other way round. The paper reviews those developments in the three underpinning technologies that are likely to lead to advances in telecommunications.

 

Keywords: telecommunications; microelectronics; optical fibre technology; optical memory technology; software technology; compact discs; CD-video; interactive storage media; Philips International BV; fibre optics.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJTM.1987.026147

 

Int. J. of Technology Management, 1987 Vol.2, No.5/6, pp.625 - 632

 

Available online: 27 May 2009

 

 

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