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On-Communications Acquires IP-NET Wireless ISP

Posted: 09th Jan, 2008 By: MarkJ
The business focused Fixed Wireless Internet Access (FWA) ISP, On-Communications, has acquired IP-NET; a Sheffield based Fixed Wireless Access business operated via 'Networks by Wireless'.

On-Communications will also enter into a strategic outsourcing deal with Networks by Wireless, which will see the latter build and maintain the FWA networks. Networks by Wireless will continue as a reseller of On-Communications FWA solutions with a focus on the Public Sector:

The acquisition is On-Communications second such deal in less than four weeks, having purchased the network infrastructure of Redkite, which added coverage in London and Oxford.

Ian Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, On-Communications said: “We continue to make significant progress towards our plan. The acquisition of IP-NET is another important milestone in our plan to consolidate the industry. While there has been a great deal of noise about FWA, we have actually been doing it, rolling out solid networks, building partnerships and winning customers. We are now the clear market leader in deployed FWA network coverage for businesses in the UK. We have our own network operational in four major conurbations, with further deployments imminent. It is a great platform from which to build.

As importantly, we have further strengthened our strategic relationship with Networks by Wireless, which we believe is by far and away the best fixed wireless networking company in the UK. It has the proven skills and resources to allow us to quickly build and support a carrier class network. As a significant added bonus Networks by Wireless will also continue as a key sales partner for the Public Sector and Government with whom they have very strong existing client relationships.
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It is not stated how much On-Communications paid for IP-NET.
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