HC Deb 05 May 1964 vol 694 c142W
Mr. Mason

asked the Postmaster-General what consideration has been given to the laying of a South Atlantic telephone cable linking the United Kingdom directly with the major commercial centres in South America.

Mr. Mawby

Preliminary traffic and cost studies have been made for various configuration of cable systems in the Souh Atlantic: projects of this size are very costly and have to be considered in the light of the possibility that similar facilities could be provided more cheaply by means of a satellite system. A decision how best to improve telephone communications between the United Kingdom and South America is not likely to be reached for some time.

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