• Short Summary

    A NEW SYSTEM OF SUBSCRIBER TRUNK DIALLING, INSTALLED AT A COST OF GBP500,000 STERLING, SWUNG SMOOTHLY INTO ACTION IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY ( SATURDAY ).

  • Description

    A NEW SYSTEM OF SUBSCRIBER TRUNK DIALLING, INSTALLED AT A COST OF GBP500,000 STERLING, SWUNG SMOOTHLY INTO ACTION IN NAIROBI YESTERDAY ( SATURDAY ).

    THE SUBSCRIBER TRUNK DIALLING SYSTEM - OR S.T.D AS IT IS USUALLY CALLED - INSTALLED AT TELEPHONE HOUSE, NAIROBI, IS THE MOST MODERN ON THE CONTINENT, AND ENABLES SUBSCRIBERS TO DIAL THROUGH TO 30 AUTOMATIC EXCHANGES THROUGHOUT EAST AFRICA WITHOUT HAVING TO USE AN OPERATOR.

    THE NEW S.T.D. SYSTEM WAS OFFICIALLY DECLARED OPEN BY THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL OF THE EAST AFRICAN POST AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION, MR. JOHN KETO, WHO MADE THE INAUGURAL CALL.

    BRITISH ENGINEERS FROM A.T. AND E., LIVERPOOL HAVE WORKED FOR TWO YEARS TO INSTALL THE SYSTEM. NOW THEIR WORK IS FINISHED THEY ARE HANDING OVER THE OPERATION COMPLETELY TO SPECIALLY TRAINED KENYAN ENGINEERS.

    AFTER THE OPENING CEREMONY, THE GENERAL PUBLIC OF NAIROBI WERE INVITED TO TRY THE NEW S.T.D. SYSTEM FOR THEMSELVES, AFTER A - BRIEF EXPLANATION FROM A POST OFFICE OFFICIAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAEPX8DQGB124GRCWRY2HR68JK
    Media URN:
    VLVAAEPX8DQGB124GRCWRY2HR68JK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/10/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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