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Memoria e Ricerca

Technological Networks and Telecommunications. An Italian model?

di Peppino Ortoleva
in Memoria e Ricerca n.s. 5 (2000), p. 107

Presently, the most investigated matters concerning the history of telecommunications are: the prominence of the political dimension; the relevance of technical standards and their long-term capacity of binding the following choices and the existence of the different subjects involved in decision-making and in negotiations, that is – besides the political power and the management – the manufacturing industries that might be active in a given place, the other wide-range networks and the operators themselves. Italian telecommunications, subject of the present essay, appear to be an integrating factor for the country and a premise to a new gradual balance. On the other hand, it’s more difficult to allot the Italian telecommunications a precise identity in terms of modernity/backwardness, their history being one of ups and downs, of privatist solutions along with publicist ones.