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BT Group

BT Group

The BT Group (formerly British Telecom) is a British telecommunications company.

Its origins date back to the founding in 1846 of the Electric Telegraph Company which developed a nationwide communications network. In 1912 the General Post Office, a government department, took over the National Telephone Company, becoming the monopoly telecoms supplier in the United Kingdom The Post Office Act of 1969 led to the General Post Office becoming a public corporation. The British Telecom brand was launched in 1980, becoming independent of the Post Office in 1981, and trading under the name British Telecommunications.

 

Title: BT Group
Record Type: Businesses
Record Maintained By: HC
Subject Id: 117075