India will close the last public service sending telegrams on July 14
While the first telegram was sent by Samuel Morse in 1838, India’s first telegram was sent by the English doctor inventor William O’Shaughnessy in 1850, which subsequently was responsible for creating a telegraph network covering thousands of kilometers in China.
Perhaps that means the end of an era that lasted more than even we were aware, finally the last public telegraph service will close its doors on July 14 in India due to the current cell proliferation.
The public operator of India, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) will close its telegram service that was currently making a loss of $ 23 million per year, while in 1985 it still sent telegrams about 60 million a day from one of the 45,000 Office BSNL then, today there are only 75 offices across the country that send about 5,000 daily telegrams.
Link: India to close world’s last state telegram service on 14 July (Wired UK)Tags: Communications, Comunicaciones, India, telecommunications, telecomunicaciones