HC Deb 04 December 1991 vol 200 c179W
Mr. David Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list the technological innovations developed by the United Kingdom telecommunications industry since 1984.

Mr. Redwood

I refer my hon. Friend to my reply of 3 December,Official Report, columns 97–98.

The following is a list of some of the areas where there have been innovations by United Kingdom industry in products and services since the privatisation of British Telecom:

  • Multi-function telephones
  • Cellular and wireless telephony
  • Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN)
  • Packet switching
  • Slow-scan video
  • Wide area radiopaging
  • Electronic funds transfer at point of sale (EFTPOS)
  • Video-conferencing
  • Payphones on aircraft and trains
  • Electronic mail
  • Voice messaging
  • Centrex services

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