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International Telegraph Conference (London, 1903)
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International Telegraph Conference (London, 1903)

23 May - 8 July 1903 - London, United Kingdom

At the 1903 International Telegraph Conference in London, telephone regulations finally became an important part of the work of the Union. A special Committee was established at the conference with the sole purpose of drawing up regulations for the international telephone service, which had grown to the point where positive rules were necessary. The original five paragraphs of rules introduced at the Telegraph Conference of 1885 (Berlin) were expanded to fifteen articles which included over sixty paragraphs.

This administrative conference also revised the telegraph regulations and the tables of international tariffs.
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International Telegraph Service Regulations annexed to the International Telegraph Convention of St. Petersburg (London, 1903)(English)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Convention télégraphique internationale de St-Pétersbourg et Règlement et tarifs y annexés (Londres, 1903)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
Documents de la Conférence télégraphique internationale (Londres, 1903)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)

Chairman

Mr. J.C. Lamb, Second Secretary of the Post Office (Great Britain)

Countries participating

45

List of participants

Liste des participants de la Conférence télégraphique internationale (Londres, 1903)(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)

Further Reading

"Conférence télégraphique internationale de Londres [partie I]." Journal télégraphique 27, no. 6 (1903): 125-132.(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"Conférence télégraphique internationale de Londres [partie II]." Journal télégraphique 27, no. 7 (1903): 148-151.(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"Conférence télégraphique internationale de Londres [partie III]." Journal télégraphique 27, no. 7 (1903): 148-151.(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"Conférence télégraphique internationale de Londres [partie IV]." Journal télégraphique 27, no. 7 (1903): 148-151.(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)
"Revue télégraphique de 1903." Journal télégraphique 28, no. 1 (1904): 1-5.(French)download PDF PDF (acrobat)

Library Catalogue

Link to ITU Library Catalogue (London, 1903)(Multilingual) URL
YearConference NameAcronymConference TypePlace

1879

International Telegraph Conference (London, 1879)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceLondon

1885

International Telegraph Conference (Berlin, 1885)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceBerlin

1890

International Telegraph Conference (Paris, 1890)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceParis

1896

International Telegraph Conference (Budapest, 1896)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceBudapest

1903

International Telegraph Conference (London, 1903)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceLondon

1908

International Telegraph Conference (Lisbon, 1908)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceLisbon

1925

International Telegraph Conference (Paris, 1925)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceParis

1928

International Telegraph Conference (Brussels, 1928)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceBrussels

1938

International Telegraph and Telephone Conference (Cairo, 1938)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceCairo

1949

International Telegraph and Telephone Conference (Paris, 1949)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceParis

1958

Administrative Telegraph and Telephone Conference (Geneva, 1958)

Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceGeneva

1973

World Administrative Telegraph and Telephone Conference (Geneva, 1973)

WATTC-73Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceGeneva

1988

World Administrative Telegraph and Telephone Conference (Melbourne, 1988)

WATTC-88Telegraph and Telephone ConferenceMelbourne