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telent Technology Services Limited
IndustryCommunications equipment
Founded24 January 2006
HeadquartersWarwick, England, UK
Key people
Mark Plato, Chief executive officer
ProductsCommunication and I.T. systems services
Revenue£401 million GBP (2016)
Number of employees
Approximately 2,000 (2016)

telent is a British radio, telecommunication, and Internet systems installation and services provision company. The telent name was used from 2006 for the United Kingdom 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.


The company was originally formed in September 1961 as GEC Telecommunications Limited. It became part of GPT, and following the split of GPT was renamed Marconi Communications Limited in 1998 when GEC decided to switch to use the better known Marconi brand name which it had owned for some time. In January 2006 following Ericsson's acquisition of most Marconi assets, including the rights to the Marconi name, the remaining UK and German services business of Marconi Corporation which was not acquired and no longer had the rights to use the Marconi name was renamed Telent. 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]


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 and Ireland, including at Chorley in Lancashire, Warwick, Camberley in Surrey, Harbour Exchange in London, and Dublin.

A team of telecom engineers provide support and new features development for the old TDM System X network used by BT, Virgin Media, Kingston Communications, Vodafone, and Gibtelecom.

TECS Group plc does Telent's mechanical and electrical engineering since 2019. The deal is made for 2 years plus 1 year optional.[6]

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  1. ^ Andy Hutson (23 June 2008). "telent moves to its new HQ in Warwick". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  2. ^ Pension trustees protest after £400m Telent sale Archived 18 October 2010 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "telent buys TSEU Group". 3 March 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  4. ^ "telent acquires Alan Campbell Group". Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  5. ^ "telent acquires telecom services provider". 23 September 2008. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  6. ^ "TECS Group secures national M&E contract with telent Technology Services". Facilities Management Journal. Retrieved 16 August 2019.

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