Cable and Wireless

Cable and Wireless is a UK telecommunications company and a wholly-owed subsidiary of Vodafone. It is a major supplier of internet connectivity to UK businesses.

Bulk surveillance

A report[1] in November 2014 claimed that Vodafone subsidiary Cable and Wireless was providing GCHQ with bulk access to international data traffic under the codename Gerontic.



  1. Spy cable revealed: how telecoms firm worked with GCHQ, Channel 4, 2014-11-20