About the collection
With more than 140 years of uninterrupted existence, the International Telecommunication Union's monthly journal has chronicled the scientific and technical progress of all branches of telecommunications since 1869, as well as the many activities of the Union in its efforts to connect all the world's people, wherever they live and whatever their means. The journal has evolved and changed considerably over the years in order to keep pace with the development and diversification of the telecommunications field and to respond to the changing expectations of readers. Its history reflects the growth and evolution of ITU itself.
Over the years, the journal underwent many changes – big and small – to meet the needs of the day. Some changes were announced in advance, while others occurred gradually or without any fanfare. On a few occasions, however, it was decided to change the very name of the journal to mark a particularly significant transition.