Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Telecom Securicor Cellular Radio

From Graces Guide

1982 A joint venture of British Telecom (60 percent) and Securicor (40 percent) formed to provide a radio telephone service under the brand name Cellnet[1]

1983 Cellnet was one of two companies granted a licence to operate mobile cellular telephone services in the UK.

1985 Started offering handsets for sale, competing with the other radio telephone operator Racal-Vodafone[2]

1999 Securicor, finding that its 40 percent of Cellnet did not allow it to sell to another operator, sold its stake to British Telecom[3]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Dec. 17, 1982
  2. The Times Jan. 9, 1985
  3. The Times Sept. 24, 1999