Telent

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Telent Limited
Type Private
Industry Communications equipment
Founded 24 January 2006
Headquarters Warwick, United Kingdom
Key people John Devaney, Chairman
Mark Plato, CEO
Heather Green, CFO
Products Communication and I.T. systems services
Revenue £312 million GBP (2005)
Employees Approximately 2,000 (135 in Germany) (2005)
Website www.telent.com

Telent Limited is a British radio, telecommunication, and Internet systems installation and services provision company. The company was formed in 2006 from the UK and German services businesses of Marconi Corporation (formerly General Electric Company) which had not been acquired by Ericsson. Companies with "Marconi" in their name can trace their ultimate origins, through mergers and takeovers, to The Marconi Company Ltd., founded by Guglielmo Marconi in 1897 as The Wireless Telegraph & Signal Company.

History[edit]

The company was formed in January 2006 from the UK and German services businesses of Marconi Corporation, following Ericsson's acquisition of key assets. In May 2007 Telent announced its move from Coventry to Warwick opus 40 business park.[1]

In November 2007 Telent was purchased by the Pension Corporation; the following month its shares were delisted and Telent became a private company.[2]

In 2008 Telent made various acquisitions, including intelligent traffic systems group TSEU in March,[3] leading communications infrastructure provider, the Alan Campbell Group, in July[4] and telecoms service provider Premises Networks in September.[5]

Operations[edit]

The company provides a range of network and communications services to several industries, including enterprise software systems, emergency services communications and logistics, integrated warehouse logistics systems and rail and metro systems.

The company has many operational sites within the UK, including at Chorley in Lancashire, Warwick, and Harbour Exchange, London.

A team of telecomm engineers provide ongoing support and new features development for the legacy TDM System X network utilised by BT, Virgin Media, Kingston Communications, Vodafone, & Gibtelecom.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Andy Hutson (23 June 2008). "Telent moves to its new HQ in Warwick". Coventrytelegraph.net. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Pension trustees protest after £400m Telent sale[dead link]
  3. ^ "Telent buys TSEU Group". Traffictechnologytoday.com. 3 March 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "telent acquires Alan Campbell Group". Highbeam.com. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "Telent acquires telecom services provider". Scientificblogging.com. 23 September 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 

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