Mr Barth worked with Cable & Wireless Limited since 1934 as operator and rose to the position of Telecoms Traffic Representative. He continued working with the Telecoms Department in 1966 when it took over from Cable & Wireless Limited until he resigned in 1970.
Barth explains at length how to operate a telex machine and how telecommunication charges keep going down, yet companies are able to stay profitable.
It was an integral cog in the wider scheme of transforming Singapore into a global city. Our pioneer leaders had the foresight and vision to recognise the need to connect Singapore to the world, to make Singapore relevant to the rest of the world.