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Entrepreneurial Capitalism and Innovation:
A History of Computer Communications 1968-1988
By James Pelkey

Entrepreneurial Capitalism & Innovation:
History of Computer Communications
1968 -1988
By James Pelkey

This history is organized by three co-evolving market sectors and also standards making.
An overview of the schema is presented in the Introduction.

Ch. 1: Emergence
Ch. 3: Competition
Ch. 5: Market Order
Ch. 11: Adaptation

Ch. 2: Vision
Ch. 4: Arpanet
Ch. 6: Diffusion
Ch. 7: Emergence
Ch 8: Completion
Ch. 10: Market Order

Ch. 9: Creation

Ch. 12: Emergence



Chapter 11
Data Communications: WANs 1979-1986
Data Networks Become Wide Area Network


11.22     Salomon Brothers Inc.

In February 1987, Salomon Brothers issued a comprehensive report titled: “Telecommunications Equipment – The United States Market.” The section on T-1 Multiplexers reads in part:

"The T1 Multiplexer market is booming. We project annual revenue growth of 25% in 1987 and 1988…The T1 multiplexer market is highly competitive. For typical T1 network users, the need to minimize risk of network failure takes precedence; consequently, product selection is based on reliability first, functionality next, and then price. Market leader Timeplex is being challenged at the fastest-growing high end of the market by more innovative products that are richer in features such as four-to-one voice compression, voice/data integration, complex network management, and intelligent switching.[21] "

[21]   pp. 35-36