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International Communications Facilities of the American Carriers

International Communications Facilities of the American Carriers

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Contents:

(1) A brief sketch of the organization background and a broad outline of the scope of operations of international communications carriers, including radiotelegraph, radiotelephone and cable.

(2) Charts showing the direct overseas circuits of each of the cable and radio carriers serving the United States.

(3) Charts showing landline relays and the principal trunk line connections for the circulation of cable traffic in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

By H. K. Pitts / Domestic Sales

RCA Communications

New York, NY

May 1950

Contents:

(1) A brief sketch of the organization background and a broad outline of the scope of operations of international communications carriers, including radiotelegraph, radiotelephone and cable.

(2) Charts showing the direct overseas circuits of each of the cable and radio carriers serving the United States.

(3) Charts showing landline relays and the principal trunk line connections for the circulation of cable traffic in Europe, Latin America and Asia.

By H. K. Pitts / Domestic Sales

RCA Communications

New York, NY

May 1950

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INTERNATIONAL
COMMUNICATIONS
FACILITIES
OF
THE
AMERICAN
CARRIERS
COHTENTS:
(1) A
brief
sketch
.
of the
organization
background
and
a broad
outl
ine of
the
scope
of
operat
ions
of
;internationa
lcommunications
carriers,
including
radiotelegraph,
radiotelephoneand cable.
('2)
Charts showing
the
direct
overseas
circuits
of
each of
the
.cable and
radio
carriers
serving the
United
States
.
(3)
Charts showing
landline relays
and
the
principal
trunk
line
connections
for
the
circulation
of
cable
traffi
.c
in
Europe,
Latin
kmerica and Asia.Compiledby:
H.K.
Pitts
Domestic
Sales
~Wmager
R C A
CQ!.D
··
llTUCATIONS
,.
INC
.
New
York,
N.Y.
Dated:
May
1950
 
The
United
States
is
served
by
the
following
International
Communications
Carriers
,.rho
provide
telegraph
or
telephone connections
with
overseas
points:
1.
International
Telephone
&
Telegraph
Co.
(IT&T
System)
wh).ch
owns
the
American Cableand RadioCorporation
(AC&R)
.
The
AC&R
is
a
holding
company
which
controls three
c~rriers:
All
AmericaCables and Radio, Inc.CoruQercialCable
Co.
Mackay
Radio andTelegraph Co.,
Inc.
IT&'l'
also
controls
and
operatesanother
subsidiary,
the
Conwercial
Pacific
Cable
Company,
which
is
ovmed
25
per
cent
by American
interests
and
75
per
cent
by
foreign
interests
.
2.
The
ltJesternUnion Cable System.
3.
The
French
Cab
le
Co
.
4.
Tropical
Radio·Telegraph
Co
.
5.
Globe
i
~
ireless,
Ltd.
6.
PressWireless,Inc.
7.United
States
-
ISberia
RadioCorp.8.American Telephone
&
Telegraph
Co.
9.
RCA
Communications,
Inc.
American Cable
&
Radio
(rl'&T
S~~
All
Arner:ica
Cables
&
Rad
io,
L"lc.
ope-rates a
cable
systemconnecting
with
most
countries
in
SouthAmerica,
Central
Americaand
the
:Vlest
Indies
and
also
a
radiotelegraph
service
bet\.reen
certain
SouthAmerican
countries,
and
radiotelegraph
circuits
from
certain
SouthAmerican
stations
to
points
in
Europe.
The
All
America Cable
SysteJ;ll
connects
New
York
andNiami
\IIi
th
Caribbeanand West
Indies
points,
thence
to
some
Central
American
points,
crosses
the
isthmusa
nd
touches
at
.
various
SouthAmerican
points
on
the
Pacific
ocean
until
rea
ching
Santiago,
Chile,
where
it
connects
with land
wire
lines
reachingacross
South
Amer.ica
to
BuenosAires,thence
up
the
Atlantic
coast
to
Riode
Janeiro
and
other points
.
 
-
2-
Commercial Cable
Company
operates
six
trans
-
Atlantic
cables
connecting
with
Great
Britain,
Ireland
and France and
leases
cable
connections
from London
to
Belgium
aHd
Holland.Also a
cable
from
the
United
States
to
the
Azores
Islands,
connecting
with
Italcable
and Cable and.
Wireless
cables
to
Spain
and
Italy
.
Mackay
Radio
Telegraph
Co.
operates
radiotelegraph
circuits
to
forty
odd
countries
in
Europe,South America,West
Indies
,
Africa
and
Asia;
also
to
Honolulu,
Nanila
,Shanghai and
Tokyo
.
It
also
operates
marine
radio
station~>
on
both
coasts
.Commercial
Pacific
Cable
ComiJany
operates
a
cable
from San
Francisco
via
Honolulu,
N:td
\.raye.nd
Gu.am
to
Hanila.
Priol'
to
1.forld
War
II
an
extension
from
G~am
to
Ronin
Island
connected
with
a
Japanese
cable
to
Japan and
also there
was
an
extension
from Manila
to
Shanghai.
The
latter
two
extensions
have
not
been
restored.
This
cable
has
not
been
considered
very
successful
comrr~rcially
as
it
has been
inoperative
during
a
substantial
portion
of
its
history
.for
various
reasons
.Various
sections
have
suffered
~1terruptions
at
comparatively
frequent
intervals.
This
is
the
onlyex:isting
trans
-
Pacific
cable
from
the
United
States
.
Fifty
per cent of the
O\·mership
of
this
cable
is
British,
25
per
cent
Danishand
25
per
cent
American.
In
addition
to
the
:t;'oregoing
radiotele
g
raph
and
cable
facilities
the
International
Telephoneand
Telegraph
Co
.
owns
thirty
odd manufacturingcompanies
in
Norway, Belgium, China,
France
,
Argentina,
England,Czechoslovakia,
Austria
,Polandand
the
United
States.
It
controls
19
radiotelegraph
and
telephone
companies
in
Brazil,
Argentina, Chile
,
Spain
,Cuba,
Peru
,t-1exico,Uruguay,
Puerto
Rico,China and Rournania.
The
IT&T
Company,
while
0\medand
man~ged
principally
from
the
United
States,
is
primaril
y
international
in
its
organization,
scope and
aspirations
.

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