30 years ago, Mexico sent its first message via internet

July 20 marks 30 years since Mexico had its first Internet connection, according to the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

30 years ago, Mexico sent its first message via internet. Image: Pixabay
30 years ago, Mexico sent its first message via internet. Image: Pixabay

"This first message is a small step for us and a great step for the University," were the words sent from the UNAM to Colorado, United States.

According to the UNAM researcher Gloria Koenigsberger, a great investment had to be made to get Mexico to connect to the Internet (about $ 100,000, which at that time was a fortune).

"Mexican telecommunications began to be very small in the face of a progressively more complex world and their experience in astronomical observatories in other countries that were already connected to the Internet, helped to keep insisting that Mexico will have this technology," said Koenigsberger, according to the UnoTv portal.

The researcher explained that on July 20, 1989, an antenna was installed on the roof of the Institute of Astronomy, which allowed establishing satellite links with the United States and getting "all computers to speak IP language", which was achieved and the National Science Foundation (NSF) did the installation.

Recall that worldwide, the first message via the Internet was sent 50 years ago, on October 29, 1969, when Leonard Kleinrock, a computer engineer, sent the word "LOGIN" from a laboratory at UCLA to another computer in the Stanford Research Institute.

Source: UnoTV

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