BAI Communications | December 01, 2021
BAI Communications (BAI), a global communications infrastructure provider, has acquired Vilicom, a leader in designing, installing and managing high performance wireless networks. This acquisition represents a major expansion of BAI's business in the UK and Europe, accelerating its growth strategy in the region.
Vilicom is a leader in high performance 4G and 5G mobile and cellular coverage solutions, with over 1,500 solutions deployed to date. It provides a range of specialist wireless services including consultancy, design, optimisation, testing and systems integration to support the delivery of private, indoor and offshore networks. Customers span a range of sectors including healthcare, real-estate, retail, hospitality, energy, and mobile network operators. Major projects include Dublin Airport T2, premiership football stadiums, iconic Irish stadium Croke Park, Bristol Myres Squibb's billion-dollar biologics plant, as well as the Moray East offshore windfarm in Scotland where Vilicom designed a bespoke private network covering an area of 295km².
The combination of Vilicom's technical expertise with BAI's investment capability, will bring scale to new innovative connectivity solutions such as private 5G networks and Vilicom's communications as a service platform that provides indoor mobile and cellular coverage for smaller venues. Vilicom shares BAI's commitment to connect the unconnected in the most complex environments, with customer experience at the forefront. This alignment will benefit customers and supports BAI's move to become one of the leading 5G connected-infrastructure players both in the region and worldwide.
The acquisition further strengthens BAI's global operations, following the news that it recently acquired Mobilitie one of the largest privately-held telecommunications companies in the United States. In the UK, BAI was earlier this year awarded a 20-year concession from Transport for London to create a step change in connectivity across London and deliver high-speed mobile on the London Underground, as well as agreeing a 20-year strategic partnership with Sunderland City Council to create the UK's most advanced smart city.
"At BAI we are working to connect the unconnected, and this acquisition will play a huge role in assisting us to achieve that goal. With its focus on indoor venues, Vilicom is helping to enhance connectivity for all and by investing in its growth we can transform access to high-speed mobile coverage, not only benefitting businesses, but the UK as a whole."
Billy D'Arcy, CEO of BAI Communications UK
Sean Keating, CEO of Vilicom, said: "For over two decades, Vilicom has been an industry leader in cellular innovation, having connected millions of people across Europe. We are excited to join BAI, a company that shares our mission and understands that in today's digital world, more and more people are relying heavily on uninterrupted high-performance mobile connectivity. Together, we will be able to accelerate and scale our delivery and provide an enhanced experience for our customers."
Igor Leprince, Group CEO of BAI Communications, added: "BAI's acquisition of Vilicom brings together a highly complementary offering between the two organisations, establishing us as leader in the UK, while helping us realise our global ambitions. The combination of the expertise and portfolios of each business positions BAI to better respond to new opportunities across UK and Europe and makes a significant contribution to our strategy for portfolio balance across North America and Europe."
About BAI Communications
BAI Communications is a world leader in shared communications infrastructure, pioneering solutions that empower our customers to advance their services, accelerate their networks and amplify their reach in the most efficient and cost-effective ways possible. Having long been at the forefront of network advancement, BAI is harnessing fibre, spearheading the transition from 4G/LTE, accelerating 5G and preparing for 6G – and beyond. We collaborate closely with our customers in MNOs, government, transit, enterprise, broadcasting and venues to realise their communications vision, focusing not just on the immediate future, but on the possibilities that exist over long-term partnerships. Our global operations span Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, United Kingdom and in the United States through BAI Group company, Mobilitie, and majority-owned Transit Wireless. Together, we're creating smarter communities for all.
Cision PR Newswire | August 21, 2020
Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, today announced its new LockIT™ system category 6 and category 6A patch cords that prevent unintended or unauthorized disconnections in a network. Siemon's LockIT patch cords available in shielded and unshielded category 6A and unshielded category 6 can be freely inserted into an RJ45 outlet at end device locations or patch panels but require the included LockIT Cord Key for removal. They are ideal for preventing disconnection of devices such as security cameras, point-of-sale terminals, self-service kiosks, digital displays and other devices in publicly-accessible spaces like schools, retail stores, transportation hubs, hospitality venues and hospitals.
BittWare | June 22, 2021
BittWare, a Molex company, a leading supplier of enterprise-class accelerators for edge and cloud-computing applications, today announced the expansion of its IA-Series of FPGA accelerators featuring Intel® Agilex™ FPGAs. The BittWare IA-Series of FPGA accelerators are designed to help customers develop and deploy next-gen edge and cloud applications, with greater flexibility and speed while reducing risk.
The new IA-420F low-profile PCIe card and IA-220-U2 computational storage processor join the IA-840F to provide a choice of three form factors popular in data center and network infrastructure. The trio of products are fully PCIe Gen 4 compliant, and include application reference designs in addition to support for the oneAPI™ programming model, which allows hardware developers the ability to create domain-specific FPGA platforms and application developers to build cross-architecture, single-source compilation designs.
"BittWare is excited to leverage Intel's Agilex technology to support three of the most prevalent accelerator form factors used for data center and network infrastructure," said Craig Petrie, vice president, Sales and Marketing of BittWare. "As a part of Molex, we are uniquely positioned to drive technology innovations in enterprise-class products, which empowers our customers to deploy Intel Agilex FPGA-based solutions at the card and server-level with reduced risk and cost."
According to Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020: Empowered Edge, by 2023, more than 50% of enterprise-generated data will be created and processed outside the data center or cloud, up from less than 10% in 2019.1 FPGAs play an increasing role at the edge where real-time data with critical latency, bandwidth and security requirements need to be processed efficiently. Within the cloud, FPGA heterogeneous computing solutions are required to process vast amounts of both structured and unstructured data efficiently through high-performance computing and big data analytics in order to derive value and orchestrate smart devices in the field.