The telephone facilitated close contact among heads of state, including various ‘red lines’ for urgent communication. Wireless communication – mainly radio – was used by late arrivals to global telecom geo-politics (mainly Germany) to close the gap with established ‘cable powers’ (e.g. the United Kingdom).
Some diplomatic issues – security, privacy, neutrality – that were raised in the international policy surrounding telephony and wireless communication are still discussed today in the context of Internet governance.
Please see below recording of the July webinar, held by Jovan Kurbalija on July 26th