BBC World Service

India taps out last telegram

Rahul Tandon Jul 12, 2013
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BBC World Service

India taps out last telegram

Rahul Tandon Jul 12, 2013
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The communication technology that started beeping in 1844 has only a few more chirps before the country that uses it the most hits full stop. On Sunday, India’s last official telegram will be sent from state owned telecom company BSNL, cutting the cord of an old technology that was the fastest way to communicate before landlines, mobile phones and email.

The BBC’s Rahul Tandon joins Marketplace’s Mark Garrison from Calcutta to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.

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