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Marconi Communications Systems

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1969 As a result of the major reorganisation of AEI and English Electric after they were acquired by GEC. In electronics, GEC-Marconi Electronics was created; Marconi Communications Systems was one of its 4 subsidiaries. It included the broadcast, radio, line, space and mercantile communication activities of Marconi Co as well as its specialised components work, the communications division of GEC-AEI (Electronics) and Eddystone Radio[1]

1980s Supplied base stations for tropospheric scatter-based communication systems used for communications with offshore oil and gas platforms

1985 Offered mobile phones for cars[2]

1987 Joint venture with Rockwell for communication systems for use by the US navy[3]

1997 GEC-Marconi Communications announced job losses at Chelmsford due to reduction in orders[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Aug. 8, 1969
  2. The Times Feb. 15, 1985
  3. The Times Oct. 5, 1987
  4. The Times Thursday, June 12, 1997