The Companhia Portuguesa Rádio Marconi (CPRM) began operations in Portugal in 1926 and ceased activities when it was fully absorbed into Portugal Telecom in 2002. Despite the Italian nationality of its founder, CPRM was a British company, as Marconi had established his business in the United Kingdom. Starting as a provider of radio and radio-telegram services, the company later offered international phone services and invested in underwater cables and satellite communications. Its role was initially crucial in improving communications with Portugal’s colonies and, subsequently, in Portugal’s broader economic development.
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