aql was formed in 1998 at the beginning of the “internet boom”. By mid 2000, aql was listed in the top 3% of registries (sales by volume of .uk domain names, source – Nominet UK annual statistics 2000-03).

This position enabled aql to invest heavily into telecoms infrastructure expansion, entering the mobile messaging market in 1999 with direct connections to the UK mobile network providers.

Further expansion into wholesale telecommunications in 2003 allowed aql to create a telecommunications network capable of supplying UK PSTN numbering into the broadband industry to fulfill the growing demand for broadband voice “VoIP” services