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History

We can trace our history in the islands back to 1896 when the Guernsey States Telephone Department decided to establish an independent telephone system for the island, which would have a maximum of 400 subscribers! We’ve come a long way since, with tens of thousands of customers across seven islands and with products and services ranging from voice, mobile and broadband to networks, global connectivity and managed services solutions.

In April 2013, we were acquired by the Batelco Group, a major communications company with direct and indirect investments across 14 jurisdictions including the Middle East and North Africa.

In July 2014, Sure (Jersey) Limited announced the acquisition of Foreshore which provides Sure with a data centre in Jersey to complement its own successful data centre offering in Guernsey and will help to strengthen Sure Jersey’s enterprise portfolio by providing both on-island data centre hosting and a range of leading, innovative cloud services to support its customers both locally and internationally. 

As of 1 January 2017, Sure's operations in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man and in the South Atlantic and Diego Garcia started to be managed as one group, headquartered in Guernsey. Ian Kelly, who was CEO of Sure's South Atlantic and Diego Garcia operations for the previous three years, and has been a Batelco Group Executive since 2007, was appointed CEO of the expanded group.  Please click here for more information. 

Our Owners - The Batelco Group

Listed on the Bahrain Bourse and with a history dating back 150 years, Batelco Group provides Sure with a stable and secure foundation from which to continue making major investments in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and in the South Atlantic and Diego Garcia.

Batelco Group’s values align closely with our own at Sure, focusing on the delivery of innovation, value and excellent customer service, making Batelco and Sure, ideal communications partners.

Financial Strength

At the end of 2017, Batelco had over 9.4 million customers, a number which will have increased considerably following the acquisition of Sure and several other telcos in April 2013.

For the full year 2017, Batelco Group reported Revenue of BD379.4M (GBP730.2M) and Operating Profit of BD66.4M (GBP127.7M).  

 

Correspondence Address

Sure
PO Box 3
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 3AB

Registered Address

Sure (Guernsey) Limited
Centenary House
La Vrangue
St Peter Port
Guernsey
GY1 2EY

Registered number: 38694

 

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