We started trading in Carlisle in 1992 with only two members of staff; today we have a team of over 50 people. No matter how much we grow, our personal, friendly approach will always remain at the heart of what we do, which is why we’ve retained so many of the customers who’ve been with us from the very beginning.

1992
Started trading in Carlisle
We opened our first office in Riverside House, Warwick Road, Carlisle.
1992
First UK public internet access provided.
First UK public internet access provided. Digital (GSM) cellular radio commenced in UK.
1995
Caller ID introduced.
Caller ID introduced. At the time, you needed a small box that plugged into your telephone jack or a specially adapted phone.
1995
VoIP was developed in 1995
VoIP was developed in 1995 to save money on long distance and international calls.
1996
We partnered up with Securicor

We partnered up with Securicor to start selling Samsung telephone systems.

1997
BT launched ISDN2 and ISDN30 in the UK.
1998
The World Wide Web was born

The World Wide Web was born, marking the beginning of the Internet as we know it.

1998
We launched our first website

We launched our first website. Greg, our MD, joined the business as a trainee salesman.

1998
The Nokia 6110 was launched

he Nokia 6110 was launched. It was the first phone to feature Nokia’s famous Snake game and included advanced features for business customers. The phone sold over 100 million handsets and (if you really wanted to) you could still use that phone today!

1999
BlackBerry released its first two-way pager

BlackBerry released its first two-way pager, the BlackBerry 850, which supported email and web browsing.

2000
We relocated to our new offices at Kingstown Industrial Estate.

BlackBerry released its first two-way pager, the BlackBerry 850, which supported email and web browsing.

2000
The “Web Phone” combined a traditional telephone with an LCD touch-screen

The “Web Phone” combined a traditional telephone with an LCD touch-screen and a retractable keyboard to let customers surf the Internet, check e-mail, make phone calls and check voicemail from a single device.

2002
We teamed up with Avaya to start selling the IPO range.
2006
New Text Message Received

We launched a new mobile division originally reselling Vodafone and Orange.

2006
Samsung launched the Officeserv range of telephone systems.
2007
The BlackBerry Curve 8300 went on sale
The BlackBerry Curve 8300 went on sale, the same year Apple introduced the very first iPhone. The 8300 was designed to reach both the consumer and business markets.
2008
BT announced plans to deploy super-fast broadband reaching both homes and businesses.
2009
We launched a new data division providing leased circuits and MPLS to businesses.
2010
The Samsung Galaxy S brand was introduced

The Samsung Galaxy S brand was introduced. It was considered a global success, selling 24 million smartphones across the world.

2011
We launched our Wholesale Mobile Tariffs.

The Samsung Galaxy S brand was introduced. It was considered a global success, selling 24 million smartphones across the world.

2012
EE was the first mobile provider to launch 4G across 11 cities in the UK

EE was the first mobile provider to launch 4G across 11 cities in the UK, promising speeds of up to 8-12 Mbps – up to five times faster than 3G.

2014
We became a Mobile Virtual Network Operator.
2016
We launched our own branded Sim Card.
2016
82% of adults access the internet daily
82% of adults access the internet daily and ¾ have a smartphone so they can get online on the go.
2016
Greg Morton completed a management buyout of Online Systems and took over as Managing Director.
2017
We celebrated 25 years in Telecoms.
2021
New office at 'Northumberland Business Park, Newcastle'
2022
New Offices & Acquired West-Com
2022
Still going strong!

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