British Radio Corporation

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British Radio Corporation
TypePublic limited company
IndustryEngineering / Telecommunication
Successor
Founded1962
Defunct2044
FateTelecommunications arm nationalized to form Empire Communication(2044)
Merged with Euro Electric and National Power to form Empire Energy Distribution(2044)
HeadquartersNorwich, England
Key people
Thomas J Arnold (Founder), Lord Weinstock (Managing Director)
ProductsElectronics, Telecommunication, Power Distribution
SubsidiariesBritish Telecommunications

The British Radio Corporation or BRC or initially the Royal Radio Corporation was one of the major postwar British industrial conglomerates they specialised in all sorts of communication and radio equipment before eventually pivoting into the satwave network which became one of the most useful technological advances to come out of the 21st century.

History

Early Years (1962-70)

BRC started as a small outfit based out of the city of Norwich, East Anglia formed by Thomas J Arnold originally the company started out manufacturing point-to-point radiowave communication systems designed to replace the telegraph networks still currently in use. The company grew quickly making large profits in these early years.

Rapid Expansion (1975-1990)

The BRC using the money they had generated retrofitting the old telegraph systems started British Telecommunications in 1977. This division was responsible for the shortwave packetized radio communication network that brought about a new era of personal communications and sparked many of the systems currently in use today. This quickly grew to replace the old point-to-point radiotelegraph system. The new system was capable of much greater data rates and could operate in a mesh network allowing easier deployments and could even utilise long range connections by the 90's all of the empire was communicating using the new network.

Stagnation (1996-2030)

During the first period of the 21st century nothing of note really occured at the BRC a few small incremental upgrades regarding speed and bandwidth were added to the radio network this was mostly as a result of the increasing speeds of GEC computers into the first half of the 21st century.

Satwave Development (2030-2044)

Satwave development is rumoured to have begun as early as 2015 but nothing of note was shown until 2030 thanks to a collaboration with British Aerospace and Space comms. A system of small transceiver satellites were placed in geostationary orbit around the empire. These combined with specialised dynamic transcievers and groundstations provided a new method of decentralised power transmission greatly accelerating progress throughout the empire.

Telecommunications Division