From then to now

An overview of the milestones in the digital revolution, from 1947 to today, helps point the way to what’s next

The digital revolution has picked up pace, with more – and new – digital infrastructure required to keep up. From the invention of the transistor to the first mobile phones, from broadband to Bitcoin, the digital world has taken great strides over the past few decades.

As the world prepares for greater adoption of 5G and continued integration of devices into the ever-growing Internet of Things, digital infrastructure is required to develop in order to support it all.

For a timeline of the key developments over the past century, click on the image above left.