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Explore our world-class collection and discover the history of global communications and the people who made it happen. From the early days of the electric telegraph and undersea cables, to the invention of wireless, satellite, fibre optics and beyond.

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How the power of innovation is shaping the networks of tomorrow

Until recently, mobile coverage in beautiful Porthcurno – a place once considered the most connected valley on the planet – was intermittent. Today, thanks to mini mast technology, locals and visitors can enjoy 4G mobile data speeds of more than 200Mbps in this historic part of the country. Guest blogger for Commscope Kye Prigg, head of

The photograph shows Peter in our new fibre optic gallery with images of his colleague Charles Kao and other inventors in the background.PK Stories

Laser Pioneer visits Porthcurno

Last Monday we were joined by Peter Selway, former head of the STL laser programme and former colleague of Charles Kao, inventor of the optical fibre.

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