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The story behind Finnish telecommunications industry: military radio systems and electronic warfare in Finland during World War II (1939-1945)

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1 Author(s)
Eskelinen, P. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Kotka Inst. of Technol., Finland

The growth of the Finnish telecommunications industry is not only based on the common Nordic need of talking to each other nor is it only dependent on the generally superior technical skills achieved through education but also has its tradition, which dates back to the years of WW II, when Finland was alone at the most critical moments of the nation's history and had to develop procedures and technologies to survive. From post-war documents, a connecting link can be found between key persons and organizations, which were once designing military electronics, but later adopted their know-how to the needs of public communications

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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:11 ,  Issue: 8 )