Telit History: Pure IoT DNA

Early Pioneers in M2M / IoT

From its establishment in 1986 as Telital and Telital automotive, an engineering company providing research and development services for multinational telecoms, Telit emerged as an innovator in cellular technology. In 1997, we began manufacturing and marketing products under the Telit brand. Since then, millions of cellular handsets and other mobile communications devices such as the first Globalstar satellite mobile phone have been supplied to customers worldwide.

Telit recognized early on the potential of cellular m2m and IoT solutions. In 1998, we launched our first m2m module, called Datablock,  We’ve grown rapidly both organically and through acquisition.


Telit completes the acquisition of Motorola M2M from Motorola.
Telit acquires GlobalConnect, Ltd to establish our services business.


Telit acquires Navman Wireless OEM Solutions to add GNSS expertise to our portfolio.


Telit acquires CrossBridge Solutions, expanding its IoT connectivity offering to small-to medium-sized enterprises (SME) M2M customers in the US.

In the same year Telit acquired ILS Technology, a provider of cloud services and application enablement platforms (AEPs).  


In April 2014, we concluded the acquisition of the Automotive Telematics On-board unit Platform (ATOP) business from NXP Semiconductors. With the deal concluded, we launched Telit Automotive Solutions as a new business unit conceived to focus exclusively on the Automotive OEM and tier-one markets.


In January we concluded the acquisition of Germany-based Stollmann Entwicklungs und Vertriebs Gmbh, adding personnel, hardware and software intellectual property (IP) and products in Bluetooth, Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Near Field Communications (NFC) technologies. In April, we concluded the acquisition of IP and products, adding a number of cellular modules in various technologies and related assets from U.S.-based Novatel Wireless, Inc.


In February, Telit acquired Silcon Vally-based GainSpan Corporation. GainSpan designs, develops, manufactures and commercializes ultra-low power Wi-Fi systems-on-chip and modules for battery- and line-powered devices, and it also owns the intellectual property in network stacks, system and application software it has developed. The acquisition augments Telit’s existing portfolio of IoT products and services and positions the company to deliver on its sensor-to-cloud vision.


In May, DBay Advisors and Telit announced a recommended cash offer for Telit shares with an improved purchase price in July. At the General Meeting held in July, the requisite majority of Telit shareholders voted to pass the Special Resolution to approve and implement the Scheme. The High Court Justice in England and Wales issued the Court Order in August sanctioning the Scheme. On September 1, Telit became a privately-held company and shares were delisted on the London Stock Exchange AIM Market.