The Internet and Beyond

  • S. Sim
  • J. Davies

Part of the BT Telecommunications Series book series (BTTS, volume 15)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. S. P. Sim, S. Rudkin
    Pages 1-24
  3. J. A. Edelheit, M. R. Miller
    Pages 25-37
  4. P. Putland, J. Hill, D. Tsapakidis
    Pages 38-50
  5. P. J. Skevington, T. P. Hart
    Pages 51-61
  6. S. J. D. Phoenix
    Pages 62-95
  7. I. D. Bramhill, M. R. C. Sims
    Pages 96-118
  8. S. M. West, M. T. Norris
    Pages 132-152
  9. S. D. Hubbard, J. C. Sager
    Pages 153-178
  10. R. Cochrane
    Pages 179-191
  11. J. Wittgreffe, G. Hobbs, S. Berresford, K. Fisher, S. McRae
    Pages 221-230
  12. R. Babbage, I. Moffat, A. O’Neill, S. Sivaraj
    Pages 231-254
  13. R. J. Briscoe
    Pages 255-283
  14. M. C. Revett, M. D. T. Knul, L. Stephens
    Pages 284-297
  15. M. Crossley, N. J. Davies, R. J. Taylor-Hendry, A. J. McGrath
    Pages 298-326
  16. N. J. Davies, M. C. Revett
    Pages 327-353
  17. S. Rudkin, A. Grace, M. W. Whybray
    Pages 354-388
  18. M. Shabeer
    Pages 389-411
  19. A. O’Neill
    Pages 412-440
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 441-454

About this book


We live in exciting times. We have over the last few years seen the birth of a new telecommunications service which will fundamentally change the way we live, much as the telephone has over the last 100 years. The birth of the Internet can be traced back to a conference on computer communications held in 1972. As a result of that conference a working group was set up, under the chairmanship of Vint Cerf, to propose new protocols to facilitate computer communications. In 1974 the working group published the transmission control protocol (fCP) and the Interworking protocol (lP). These were rapidly adopted and the number of computers linked using these protocols has almost doubled every year since. Thus the Internet was born. Another major step happened in 1990. Tim Berners Lee, a Scottish nuclear physicist working at CERN, created some higher level protocols. These still used TCP/IP for the networking, but defined how computers could communicate multimedia information and be linked together to form a World Wide Web of information. A number of computer databases adopted these protocols and things really took off in 1993 when Marc Andreesen at the University of Illinois developed Mosaic, the first client software (a browser) that gave a windows-style interface to these databases.


Internet communication development multimedia network production security

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Sim
    • 1
  • J. Davies
    • 1
  1. 1.British Telecommunications Research LaboratoriesUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information British Telecommunications plc 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6062-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4918-1
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