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.
We are looking forward to e-seeing you on Friday, July 26th at 13:00 GMT (15:00 CET) before the summer break, as we continue to navigate through the evolution of diplomacy. Our next webinar will be in September 2013.