- 30 June 2021 |
Thursday 1st July: Convergence Group, the telecoms provider for businesses, health authorities and retailers, today announced its acquisition of the network specialist, LAN3, in a move to scale up its operations and deliver best-in-class network infrastructure for its customers.
Convergence Group’s acquisition of LAN3 will boost the business’s revenue by more than 15%, whilst pooling the expertise of two like-minded network specialists.
The acquisition allows Convergence Group and LAN3 to drive forward their shared ambition of delivering a commercial model that disrupts and forces change through a maturing industry - giving customers control of an essential utility through a pay-as-you-go subscription, as opposed to traditional long-term contracts that are inflexible and expensive over the term.
LAN3 customers will now benefit from being part of a larger group and have access to a deeper and wider pool of resource, products and services that will benefit their business connectivity needs and allow for greater flexibility for customers as their businesses change.
Danny Masters, Managing Director, Convergence Group said: “We are delighted to announce the acquisition of LAN3 today – an impressive and forward-thinking technology solutions business which puts the customer front and centre. Together, we are determined to shake up an industry that is traditionally inflexible in how it delivers for consumers. Our totally unique subscription-based model gives back control to our customers, allowing them to decide what they need for their business.
“Our shared expertise and commitment to best-in-class service makes this an exciting merger and I cannot wait for our customers to reap the rewards.”
Martin Jones, Managing Director, LAN3 said: “Today marks an important milestone in LAN3’s journey and we are thrilled to become part of the Convergence Group team. Joining Convergence Group means we can continue to deliver for our customers – but on an even greater scale – offering them the flexibility, technological freedom and autonomy over their network connectivity that should be on offer for every business in the UK.”
Birmingham-based Convergence Group provides connectivity services to public and private sector organisations across the UK, supporting nearly 800,000 business user connections. The company employs a unique subscription-based model – akin to paying for water, gas and electricity – so that connectivity is simpler and more flexible for companies, particularly as the workforce becomes more dispersed as a result of COVID-19 and hybrid working trends.
LAN3 is one of the UK’s leading networking specialists with hundreds of clients across education, enterprise, healthcare, retail and leisure providing them with wired and wireless network solutions.
Notes to Editor
About Convergence Group
Founded in 2004, Convergence Group provides Local area network (LAN) and Wide area network (WAN) and other business critical connectivity services. In 2016, Convergence Group acquired Networks First in order to add LAN capabilities and start its journey towards providing full Connectivity-as-a-Service (CaaS) functionality to its customers.
Convergence Group provides connectivity services to public and private sector organisations across the UK, supporting nearly 800,000 business users connections. Convergence Group has grown thanks to its consistently strong focus on customer service, service innovation and its lean operating model.
LAN3 offer an end-to-end, in-house networking service, working in partnership with some of the world’s leading IT manufacturers of WiFi, switching, voice, cyber-security and internet connectivity (SD-WAN). The LAN3 difference is rooted in the combination of expertise, experience and customer service.
LAN3’s service includes pre-sales technical engineers (designing and scoping enterprise networks), experienced implementation engineers, project management and finally a 24/7 UK based Service Centre for ongoing reactive and proactive support.
Taking time and care to understand client challenges, LAN3 provide valuable advice and deliver expert professional services and support. LAN3 offer a range of purchasing models to suit all customers, including subscriptions service, leasing and capital expenditure.
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