Story: Telecommunications

Telephone subscribers

Telephone subscribers

At first the number of telephones rose rapidly, virtually doubling every five years until 1915. Growth in numbers then slowed, particularly during the world wars, and in the 1930s depression, when numbers dropped slightly. After the Second World War growth sped up.

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A. C. Wilson, 'Telecommunications - Phones, faxes and satellites', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 September 2022)

Story by A. C. Wilson, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Apr 2022