2019

WHP Telecoms Acquires Sitec Infrastructure Services

Wireless telecoms services business WHP Telecoms has acquired Cambridge UK neighbour Sitec Infrastructure Services in a deal that will create a group with a turnover in excess of £100 million and 500 employees. 

The deal brings together two sector leading businesses with strong operational and cultural complementarities working across the full network lifecycle. The acquisition will also provide the platform for WHP Telecoms to enter the fast growing and dynamic fibre market. 

This is the first acquisition WHP Telecoms has made since completing a management buyout backed by Equistone Partners Europe in 2018 and represents an important step in the group’s strategic growth plan. 

Andi Tomkinson and Sebastien Leusch at Equistone Partners Europe, said: “An important part of our investment strategy for WHP Telecoms is to build on its market leader status, boosting the scale and breadth of its services through organic growth and strategic acquisitions. 

“The acquisition of Sitec Infrastructure Services fits with that seamlessly, presenting an exciting new opportunity to add to WHP’s customer base and geographical reach, as well as providing entry into new markets.”

Rob Potter, CEO of WHP said Sitec was an excellent fit for WHP Telecoms, both in terms of culture and the skillset that the team would bring to his company.

“The acquisition is consistent with our appetite to lead consolidation in the sector and continue to strengthen our services and breadth of offering,” he said.

Adam Eatock and David Hawthorne, directors of Sitec added: “This deal represents a major milestone in Sitec’s development; WHP is an excellent home for our business.”

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Sitec were proud to attend the Vodafone Supplier day.

The introduction to Vodafone’s 5G ambitions was exciting, and we are thrilled to be part of Vodafone’s transformation as it leads the UK into the opportunities that 5G will bring.

Similarly, Sitec attended this years Connected Britain event held at London’s Business Design Centre. Hosting a stand amongst the many vendors and suppliers was highly worthwhile and created some great dialogue and new relationships.

More Honours for Sitec

Sitec were delighted to receive Huawei’s top award for HSQE at their recent annual UK conference in London. Sitec Director, Adam Eatock commented, “this is in recognition for the hard work and dedication of all our staff, that ensure every single job, be it a large scale network upgrade, or perhaps a network card reconfiguration, is treated with absolute diligence. We are very proud to once more be recognised for the services that we deliver”.

Sitec at Connected Britain

This years Connected Britain event is taking place 17th-18th June at the Business Design Centre and Sitec are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a stand across the 2 days.

If you are attending the event, please drop in and we will be delighted to showcase the many varied activities and innovations we are adopting to help drive forward a truly digital Britain.

Sitec launch a PIA (Physical Infrastructure Access) service in 2019

Working for various clients Sitec is now surveying (confirming route and duct capacity) designing and installing combi duct into the Openreach network. As part of this service we are completing tests and rod and roping to prove the duct.  We are busy clearing of blockages, whether by desilt or dig downs, overlays and new breakout chambers.  Our service then extends to the physical installation and we then Install combi duct and blow in the fibre and finally splicing.  All of Sitec’s installs activities are supported by as builts to ensure compliance with the Openreach requirements.

Sitec launch a Business 2 Business (B2B) fibre installation service

At the end of last year Sitec launched their B2B service to support their expanding presence in the fibre MDU market place.

 

On that back of this launch Sitec has been successfully delivering B2B installations across London and more particularly in the Pollen Estate which interestingly included the tailor shop from the “Kingsman” film! Sitec provides an end to end solution for Survey, Design and Build whether its 1 office with 2 connections or a complete office block and are looking to expand this service to cover the UK.

Sitec Completes Cornerstone’s First Microcell Code Agreement

In accordance with the legislation incorporated from the Digital Economy Bill (April 2017), the reformed Electronic Communications Code establishes the way land is valued and creates an automatic right for Code operators to upgrade and share their telecommunications apparatus. There has been significant disruption in the Operator and Landlord community since these reforms came in to force and Sitec is therefore delighted to announce the completion of Cornerstone’s first microcell Code agreement in UK’s capital city.

 

Sitec’s Director, David Hawthorne commented, “this new microcell will give improved connectivity to local businesses, commuters and residents and by everyone at Sitec and Cornerstone working collaboratively together, we are able to realise a truly positive result for our great British public”.