International co-operation in telegraphy goes back almost as long as that in postal services. Its international organization is even older. The problem to be faced here is equally self-evident. As soon as telegrams had to be sent across national borders, there had to be agreement about the establishment and interconnection of lines. There had to be some standardization of equipment and practices. There had to be international measures for the protection and maintenance of landlines and cables. And there had to be agreed arrangements about payments for the use of the system.


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