Thus was a telecommunications provider operating in the United Kingdom. The company was once listed on the London Stock Exchange and was a subsidiary of Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW). Following the acquisition of Cable & Wireless Worldwide by Vodafone in July 2012, Thus was gradually integrated into Vodafone. This was completed on 1 April 2013. The company began life in 1994 as Scottish Power Telecommunications Holdings Ltd (trading as Scottish Telecom), an offshoot of the privatised energy company Scottish Power. In 1998 the company acquired Demon Internet. Rod Matthews, who had founded the business, remained as Chief Executive until 1999. In 2002 it was demerged from Scottish Power under the name Thus in a deal which effectively wiped out the majority of the companys debts, placing the company on a sound financial footing.