telent strengthens position in Public Safety market with acquisition of Arqiva’s Secure Solutions
Leading technology organisation, telent, has reached an agreement to acquire the Secure Solutions business of communications infrastructure company, Arqiva. Following a strategic business review earlier this year, Arqiva made the decision to exit the secure solutions market to focus on its core infrastructure businesses. The deal will considerably increase telent’s capabilities and footprint in the Emergency Services and Transport sectors.
Mark Plato, CEO of telent, said: “We continue to invest in our core markets. This deal reflects our commitment to broadening our capabilities to provide our customers with the most advanced solutions and expertise. The combination of telent’s solutions portfolio, and the strength of Arqiva’s Secure Solutions business, will deliver clear technological advantages to our customers as well as expanding our footprint further into the Public Safety market. Given the breadth of Arqiva’s Secure Solutions offering and its presence in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, we are excited about the opportunities the acquisition will bring.”
In addition to its established customer base, Arqiva’s Secure Solutions business includes communications and command and control technology, all of which is supported by a highly skilled workforce who are well versed in working in secure, mission-critical environments.
Stephen Doran, Director of Secure Solutions, Arqiva commented: “We are delighted to have agreed the sale of our Secure Solutions business to telent. The combination of these two businesses is highly complementary and it will make telent a formidable player in the UK and Irish Public Safety markets, which will benefit both our Secure Solutions customers and employees.”
The deal follows several recent investments made by telent. In December 2014, telent acquired Telindus in the UK. Providing industry leading ICT solutions for various sectors, the move broadened telent’s extensive IP network capability. Also in 2014, telent acquired Voice Perfect and it has a 25% stake in CNS Group, an IT security and information assurance specialist.
Notes to Editors
telent is a leading technology company which designs and delivers solutions and services for organisations to create, improve and maintain their ICT, mission critical communications networks and operational systems, vital in the effective operation of the nation’s infrastructure.
At the heart of many of the UK’s best-known brands, telent operates within many industry sectors including Transport, Service Provider, Utilities, Defence and Government/Public Services.
telent’s industry expertise and professionalism make the company a partner of choice for organisations at the forefront of the digital revolution including BAE Systems, BT, Highways England, Interoute, London Ambulance Service, Merseyside Fire & Rescue, Metropolitan Police, Network Rail, Sky, Transport for London, Virgin Media and Vodafone.
In recognition of telent’s expertise the company is accredited as a Cisco Gold and a Juniper Elite Partner, which are a testament to the company’s capabilities.
Additional information can be found at www.telent.com
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Arqiva provides innovative and secure communications and broadcast technology. We’re extending the reach of mobile communications, shaping the future of broadcast, liberating WiFi for brand owners and unlocking the potential of the Internet of Things. Customers include major UK and international broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, Turner Broadcasting, Sky plc; the independent radio groups; major telco providers including the UK’s four mobile network operators; and retail, leisure, energy and water companies.
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