17 June 2015
BT has launched a new online collaborative website, sharing ideas, insights and debate on the future of communications.
The 7th Network is an opportunity to open up the world of technology innovation by revealing exciting research, new solutions and debate on future developments between BT experts and external contributors.
It’s named the 7th Network as the new hub is an online addition to the six existing networks at the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum in London.
Launched in October 2014 by Her Majesty the Queen, the gallery features six zones, each celebrating a different information and communications technology that changed the world: The Cable, The Telephone Exchange, Broadcast, The Constellation, The Cell and The Web.
Suzy Goodman, head of communications in BT, said: "As well as showing just how far modern communications has come, the Information Gallery also reveals BT’s rich history of innovation. We’re looking forward to engaging with people around the world through 7th Network, connecting on what will be made possible by the exciting things we are working on today.”
Communications technology is now an essential part of our daily lives, from the growth of smart devices to wearable technology, it’s fast evolving.
As this evolution continues the 7th Network will be regularly updated and we’d like to hear from you. If you’re an expert in this field, or if there are any particular areas you’re interested in, please do get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org
As the proud principal sponsor of the gallery, BT has donated more than 80 of the exhibits including the impressive centrepiece - a six-metre tuning coil from BT’s Rugby Radio Station, once part of the world’s most powerful Very Low Frequency (VLF) transmitter.
It’s a great family day out and entry is free.