European research & development programs for telecom: ESPRIT II and RACE – European Strategic Program for Research and Development in Information Technologies; Research and Development in Advanced Communications technologies

European research & development programs for telecom: ESPRIT II and RACE – European Strategic Program for Research and Development in Information Technologies; Research and Development in Advanced Communications technologies – Special issue: Telecommunications in Belgium

ESPRIT II, the European Strategic Program for Research and Development in information Technologies, aims to develop basic technologies for the Information Technology industry. in addition, the group strives to promote European industrial cooperation and to define internationally-accepted standards.

RACE, Research and Development in Advanced Communications technologies, works on the implementation of Integrated Broadband Communication (IBC) using the existing ISDN networks of individual European countries. The organization hopes to introduce new and improved information services, international standards and joint specifications for telecommunications operators.

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