The insular telephone network of the Cabildo de Tenerife (1914-1938): from an isolated system to coexistence with the monopoly

Authors

  • Rafael Pérez Jiménez IDeTIC, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • FRANCISCO DEL PINO QUINTANA NAVARRO Facultad de Historia, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1344/rhi.v29i78.29226

Keywords:

telephone network, Cabildo, Tenerife, CTNE, RTIT

Abstract

This paper presents a review of the history of the insular telephone network of Tenerife (RTIT). The development of this telephone service was the best example in the Canary Islands of the commitment of a local administration, as its implementation represented a great economic effort at a time when the economy of the archipelago had not yet recovered from the crisis of the Great War. With this, it was possible to create a communication ring that managed to connect almost all the inhabited nuclei on the island, which continued even beyond the concession of the telephone monopoly in Spain to the CTNE in 1924.

Author Biographies

Rafael Pérez Jiménez, IDeTIC, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Catedrático de Universidad en la ULPGC, adscrito al instituto IDeTIC

FRANCISCO DEL PINO QUINTANA NAVARRO, Facultad de Historia, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Profesor Titular de Historia Contemporánea en la Facultad de Historia, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Published

2020-03-18

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Articles