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Aktiengesellschaft (Xetra: TGT)
Industry Telecommunications
Founded 1996 in Munich, Germany
Headquarters Martinsried, Germany
Key people
Andreas Albath, CEO
Products Directory assistance

Telegate (FWBTGT) is a communications company based in Martinsried, Germany, providing directory assistance services to callers in Germany, Spain, and Italy. Telegate was founded in August 1996 and began offering services in Germany in December of the same year, initially through the number 01199, and later through the number 11880. The company is publicly held, listed on the Neuer Markt of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange beginning on April 22, 1999.[1]

Telegate USA sign at the former Waynesboro, Virginia call center

Besides providing services in Germany, Italy and Spain, Telegate was formerly a provider of directory assistance service in the United Kingdom and the United States. Telegate's UK operation was sold to Croftacre Holdings Ltd in September 2004,[2][3] originally named 118866 Ltd. and later operating as RingTrue Solutions before winding-up in 2008.[4] Telegate entered the US market in 2000 through its purchase of CFW Information Services, formerly a subsidiary of CFW Communications. Telegate closed the former CFW call centers in 2001[5][6] and 2002,[7][8] before withdrawing from the US market entirely.[9]

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  1. ^ "Telegate Debuts on Neuer Markt Today". Computergram International. 1999-04-22. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Acquisitions and Disposals". Seat Pagine Gialle. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  3. ^ "telegate announces sale of UK-subsidiary 11 88 66 Ltd" (Press release). Telegate AG. 2004-09-30. Archived from the original on 2011-10-04. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  4. ^ "Notice: 1009679 (Issue: 59294)". The London Gazette. 2009-12-31. p. 22611. Archived from the original on 2012-10-27. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  5. ^ Kantor, Andrew. "60 Jobs Coming Thanks To Call Center". The Roanoke Times. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  6. ^ Kennedy, Joe (2003-12-01). "Loyal Clifton Forge Resident Campaigning For Town". The Roanoke Times. 
  7. ^ Houff, Drew (May 7, 2002). "Telegate USA Now Will Close Winchester Office in June". The Winchester Star. Archived from the original on 2007-05-31. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 
  8. ^ "Telegate Disconnects". Quad - State Business Journal. 2002-06-01. Retrieved 2012-10-27. 
  9. ^ Telegate corporate history

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Since August 2016, the company is called 11880 Solutions. Meanwhile it no longer operates in international markets, but only in Germany.