Telenco – Telecommunications Engineering Company – is born out of the ambitious project of its three founders. It was in 1999 that these contractors decided to reunite their product and market expertise for launching an activity -nowadays historical - of pole line hardware and anchoring solutions for telecom overhead cables.
A constant economic growth
The story of Telenco started in 1999 when three entrepreneurs from the French Alps decided to combine their skills to build up an economic activity in a field already mastered by each one of them: the pole line hardware.
Driven by the booming deployment of telecom networks in France and abroad, the company experiences a strong growth ever since its creation. Out of this constant growth rises the need to adapt the Group’s offer to the market evolution, especially given the considerable development of fibre optics. Thus, the company splits in two specialized entities:
– Telenco networks for the design, the manufacture and the export of FTTH connectivity solutions ;
– Telenco distribution for sypplying all the needed material for the deployment and the maintenance of telecommunications networks, as well as the equipment for telecom technicians.
Reinventing for 20 years
TELENCO’S HISTORY STARTED AT MOIRANS ( FRENCH ALPS)
Telenco – Telecommunications Engineering Company- borns at Moirans, in the French Alps on the 13th of April 1999. The company launches at this date its economic activity of anchoring, suspension and hardware solutions for pole lines.
TELENCO IS CHOSEN AS FRANCE TELECOM SUPPLIER
By winning a market share for aerial anchoring and hardware, Telenco becomes first tier supplier for France Telecom and obtains the ISO standard.
CREATION OF FIRST TELENCO CATALOGUE
Telenco publishes its first catalogue and launches its first website.
THE COMPANY LAUNCHES ITS TRADING ACTIVITY
Telenco develops a trading offer for the deployment and maintenance of telecom networks.
ENTERING A NEW MARKET
Thanks to the quality of service provided on the anchoring market, Telenco gains France Telecom’s small tooling market.
TELENCO CELEBRATES ITS 10 YEARS !
Telenco launches a new anchoring device : the AROBASE anchor clamp and its connection module .
THE SPECIALISATION OF OUR COMPANIES
Creation of Telenco networks and Telenco distribution. While Telenco networks specialises in the design and the manufacture of connectivity solutions for copper and fibre optic networks, Telenco distribution is the supplier of network and technician equipment.
CREATION OF TELENCO PORTUGAL
Telenco networks installs a production unit in Porto : it’s the begging of Telenco Portugal.Telenco launches its first website : telenco-distribution.com, an e-purchasing platform dedicated to telecom networks companies and becomes the leading provider of small tooling for France Telecom .
THE HARMOSATION OF THE GROUP’S IMAGE
To accompany the latest organizational developments, the visual identity of Telenco evolves : a group graphic charter emerges and new corporate logos are created.
TED EQUIPEMENT® BRAND CREATION
Telenco distribution develops its own brand, TED Equipement ® and put up for sale a new offer of material, tooling and consumables, especially designed for telecom technicians.
To get closer to its customers, Telenco distribution opens an agency in Nanterre (Paris region) and another in La Possession (Reunion Island). Telenco networks starts the production of its own drop cables in its optical connectorization units based in Moirans ( French Alps) and Porto (Portugal).
THE LAUNCH OF THE SMART CONCEPT
The group launches its website of smart advices and tips given by telecom networks specialized experts : telenco-smart.com . SMART events on specific telecom networks themes are organized starting this date in our agencies or at our partners’ premises. Telenco distribution opens a warehouse in Martinique, while Telenco networks installs in Mexico and opens thus a new agency : Telenco LATAM.
TELENCO DISTRIBUTION SETS OUT TO CONQUER EUROPE
Telenco distribution opens up to Europe by launching an e-commerce website telenco-store.com.
REBUILDING OF TELENCO'S CAPITAL
After the opening of an agency in Senegal, Telenco keeps expanding on the African continent with the inauguration of an agency in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
RECOMPOSITION DU CAPITAL DE TELENCO
Following the departure of two shareholders, Telenco is rebuilding its capital with the integration of the pan-European investment fund, Ergon Capital. Telenco networks enters new European markets. The company creates a subsidiary in UK, Telenco UK, and opens an office in Germany. The company also brings together its three Portuguese production facilities into a single 8,500 m² location in Lavra, north of Porto.
Future oriented projects
Thanks to a particularly innovative R&D team, Telenco Group is a major player in terms of equipment for FTTH deployments. The Group develops a complete offer meeting the requirements of the French Broadband Plan supported by the French government to speed up FTTH implementation into households.
The Group is determined to continue its progress and is already preparing the networks of the future. 5G, smart cities, IoT and connected objects are rapidly gaining market place, thus occupy an important part in our reflections.