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Storia delle telecomunicazioni

  • Edited by:
  • Giuseppe Pelosi,
  • Virginio Cantoni,
  • Gabriele Falciasecca,

Focusing on the history of scientific and technological development over recent centuries, the book is dedicated to the history of telecommunications, where Italy has always been in the vanguard, and is presented by many of the protagonists of the last half century.

The book is divided into five sections. The first, dealing with the origins, starts from the scientific bases of the evolution of telecommunications in the nineteenth century (Bucci), addressing the developments of scientific thought that led to the revolution of the theory of fields (Morando), analysing the birth of the three fundamental forms of communication – telegraph (Maggi), telephone (Del Re) and radio (Falciasecca) – and ending with the contribution made by the Italian Navy to the development of telecommunications (Carulli, Pelosi, Selleri, Tiberio). The second section, on technical and scientific developments, presents the numerical processing of signals (Rocca), illustrating the genesis and metamorphosis of transmission (Pupolin, Benedetto, Mengali, Someda, Vannucchi), network packets (Marsan, Guadagni, Lenzini), photonics in telecommunications (Prati) and addresses the issue of research within the institutions (Fedi-Morello), dwelling in particular on the CSELT (Mossotto). The next section deals with the sectors of application, offering an overview of radio, television and the birth of digital cinema (Vannucchi, Visintin), military communications (Maestrini, Costamagna), the development of radar (Galati) and spatial telecommunications (Tartara, Marconicchio). Section four, on the organisation of the services and the role of industry, outlines the rise and fall of the telecommunications industries in Italy (Randi), dealing with the telecommunications infrastructures (Caroppo, Gamerro), the role of the providers in national communications (Gerarduzzi), the networks and the mobile and wireless services (Falciasecca, Ongaro) and finally taking a look towards the future from the perspective of the last fifty years (Vannucchi). The last section, dealing with training and dissemination, offers an array of food for thought: university training in telecommunications, with focus on the evolution of legislation and on the professional profiles (Roveri), social and cultural aspects (Longo and Crespellani) as well as a glance over the most important museums, collections and documentary sources for telecommunications in Italy (Lucci, Savini, Temporelli, Valotti).

The book is designed to offer a compendium comprising different analytical approaches, and aims to foster an interest in technology in the new generations, in the hope of stimulating potentially innovative research.

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Giuseppe Pelosi

University of Florence, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-6826-0955

Virginio Cantoni

University of Pavia, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-8636-562X

Gabriele Falciasecca

University of Bologna, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-2767-8922

Contributors: Marco Ajmone Marsan, Franco Angotti, Sergio Benedetto, Ovidio Mario Bucci, Virginio Cantoni, Vito Cardone, Antonio Caroppo, Vincenzo Carulli, Eugenio Costamagna, Carlo Crespellani Porcella, Enrico Del Re, Gabriele Falciasecca, Francesco Fedi, Gaspare Galati, Roberto Gamerro, Giuseppe Gerarduzzi, Franco Guadagni, Luciano Lenzini, Giuseppe O. Longo, Leonardo Lucci, Raulo Maestrini, Stefano Maggi, Franco Marconicchio, Umberto Mengali, Adriano Paolo Morando, Alberto Morello, Cesare Mossotto, Decio Ongaro, Giuseppe Pelosi, Giancarlo Prati, Silvano Pupolin, Salvatore Randi, Fabio Rocca, Aldo Roveri, Antonio Savini, Stefano Selleri, Carlo Giacomo Someda, Guido Tartara, Massimo Temporelli, Paolo Tiberio, Barbara Valotti, Guido Vannucchi, Franco Visintin.
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Storia delle telecomunicazioni

Editors

Giuseppe Pelosi, Virginio Cantoni, Gabriele Falciasecca

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2011

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© 2011 Author(s)

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