Retrieved from ” https: The Eastern Telegraph group profited enormously from the diversion of business to India and East Asia, away from the German-owned overland routes and from the general use of telegrams in preference to letters, which were delayed by lack of civilian shipping. Archived from the original on 20 March Pender was a financier of the Great Eastern Ship which laid the first successful transatlantic telegraph cable in , beginning a new era of international telegraph communications. Archived from the original on 29 June Retrieved 30 July

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Institute of Electrical Engineering, p. Inthe US long distance industry was deregulated, and many new companies launched into the equal access market.

Archived from the original on 20 March CagleCable and Wireless sold its Part of the privatisation included the granting of a licence for a UK telecommunications network, Mercury Communications Ltdas a rival to British Telecom. Retrieved 30 July This led to a decision to merge the communications methods of the British Empire into one operating company, initially known as the Csble and International Communications Ltdand changed to Cable and Wireless Limited in Retrieved 17 November Following the Labour Party ‘s victory in the general election, the government announced its intention to nationalise Cable and Wireless, which was carried out in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Marconi’s Wireless Wireles Company gradually developed a chain of ships using short-wave radio communications which could commercially compete with undersea cables.

The Eastern Telegraph Company expanded the cable length from 8, miles on its founding to 22, miles just 15 years later. One2One launched its mobile communications services to the UK market in Cable and Wireless traces its history back to a number of British telegraph companies founded in the s, and cites Sir John Pender as the founder.


In the mids, it became the first company in the UK to offer an alternative telephone service to British Telecom via subsidiary Mercury Communications. However, the company made a considerable usbz10cw3 to the Allied war effort, supplying, for instance, the wireless equipment with which the North African campaign was conducted inand sending staff, in army uniforms marked with Telcon flashes, into several campaigns, starting in Italy in Plans and Achievements of the Labour Government.

Retrieved 26 March However, the most spectacular event of the first “cable war” came inwhen, following the United States’ entry into the war, the German cable that had usba10ca3 cut three years before was lifted out of its position between New York and Emden, Germany, moved to a new position between Nova Scotia and Cornwall, and taken over by the British government as a prize of war, to be operated by the General Post Office.

Retrieved 8 April The origins qireless Cable and Wireless Communications begin in when John Pendera Manchester cotton merchant, joined other businessmen as director of the English and Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company.

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The New York Times. With increasing competition from companies using radio communications, such as Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph Companyit was decided in to merge the communications methods of the British Empire into one operating company, initially known as the Imperial and International Communications Ltdand from as Cable and Wireless Limited. Archived from the original on 29 June The plan to privatise was announced in Telecommunications companies of the United Kingdom Telegraph companies Multinational companies headquartered in the United Kingdom Companies based in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea British companies established in Holding companies established in Telecommunications companies established in Companies formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange.


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Ingroup chairman Sir Richard Lapthorne made the decision to split the business into two divisions: International Directory of Company Histories, Vol. Views Read Edit View history.

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Retrieved from ” https: Wirless template wayback links. The London to Bombay telegraph line was completed in Inthe Conservative Party government led by Margaret Thatcher began privatising the nationalised industries, and Cable and Wireless was an early candidate because of its history as a private company. Retrieved 7 August InGerman-owned cables across the Atlantic were cut cagle again, and, inItalian cables to South America and Spain were cut in retaliation for Italian action against two of the five British cables linking Gibraltar and Malta.