ITT Advanced Engineering & Sciences

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The story of ITT Exelis begins with a historic call — for its founders to develop phones. The original International Telephone & Telegraph (ITT) was created in 1920 by two brothers named Sosthenes and Hernand Behn who set out to build the first worldwide system of interconnected telephone lines. This was a case of a business catching up with its aspirational name as the company had a small beginning as the Puerto Rico Telephone Company, but grew quickly through strategic acquisitions and the purchase of telephony patents. The result was the creation of a major international provider of telephone switching equipment and telecommunication services.