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.
We opened our first office
in Riverside House,
Warwick Road, Carlisle.
First UK public internet access
provided. Digital (GSM) cellular
radio commenced in UK.
Caller ID introduced.
At the time, you needed a
small box that plugged into
your telephone jack or a
specially adapted phone.
VoIP was developed in
to save money on long -distance
and international calls.
We partnered up with Securicor
to start selling Samsung
BT launched ISDN2 and
ISDN30 in the UK.
The World Wide Web was born,
marking the beginning of the
Internet as we know it.
We launched our first
website. Greg, our MD,
joined the business as
a trainee salesman.
The 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!
BlackBerry released its first two-way pager
the BlackBerry 850, which supported
email and web browsing.
We relocated to our new
at Kingstown Industrial Estate.
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.
We teamed up with
Avaya to start selling
the IPO range.
We launched a
new mobile division
Vodafone and Orange.
Samsung launched the Officeserv range of telephone systems.
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
BT announced plans to deploy
super-fast broadband reaching both homes
We launched a new data division
providing leased circuits
and MPLS to businesses.
The Samsung Galaxy S brand
was introduced. It was considered
a global success, selling 24 million
smartphones across the world.
We launched our Wholesale
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.
We became a
We launched our own
branded Sim Card.
82% of adults access the internet
daily and ¾ have a smartphone so
they can get online on the go.
Greg Morton completed a management
buyout of Online Systems and took
over as Managing Director.
We celebrated 25 years in Telecoms.
Still going strong!
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