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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