HC Deb 15 June 1964 vol 696 c145W
Mr. Seymour

asked the Postmaster-General what plans he has for providing industry and commerce with efficient facilities for the transmission of data to and from computers.

Mr. Bevins

Data can already be transmitted over Post Office telex and private telegraph circuits at about 7 characters per second. I am now introducing an additional private circuit service in which twice this speed can be attained at a circuit rental of about only one-third more. All of these services are being grouped and will be known as Datel 100 Services.

Next year facilities for data transmission over telephone circuits at up to 150 characters per second will be supplemented by the provision of a new Data Set No. 1A for the modulation of signals. This service will then be known as the Datel 600 Service. Additional Datel services are also being planned.

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