Press Release

A new end-to-end communication solutions company has been launched, following the merger of systems integrator affini and critical communications specialist Simoco Group under the Simoco Wireless Solutions banner.

The two companies, which are both part of Team Telecom Group (TTG), will now combine operations as one business, offering complete wireless communications services, ranging from initial consultancy and design, through build and integration, to post-deployment maintenance, support and managed service capabilities.

Simoco Group’s 60 year heritage in mobile radio, which has seen the company provide and maintain mission critical networks to organisations across the world, will be matched with affini’s expertise in delivering consultancy-led services and managing communication infrastructure at 18 of the UK’s international airports.

Simoco Wireless Solutions will focus on providing customers with the ability to unifying increasingly complex communications channels and technologies across networks capable of delivering mission critical reliability. This will involve a vendor and technology agnostic approach that aims to give organisations, ranging from utility providers and transport companies to national governments, the technology they need to support their operational requirements.

This consolidation of expertise and experience will enable Simoco Wireless Solutions to:

– Continue to build a strong presence across a range of markets, including utilities, transport, aviation, government/infrastructure and public safety
– Provide a technology-agnostic approach, aimed at helping customers manage increasingly complex communication challenges with bespoke systems and services
– Increase the range of solutions available to customers, including telemetry and telematics networks

Simoco Wireless Solutions will be led by Mike Norfield as Group CEO and Peter Burridge as Chairman, with Ian Carr serving as Chief Operating Officer, Phil Williams as Chief Commercial Officer, Andy Woodhall as Chief Sales Officer, Brett McInnes as CEO of Simoco Australasia and Alison Young as Head of Consult.

Mike Norfield, Group CEO of Simoco Wireless Solutions, said: “The launch of Simoco Wireless Solutions marks an exciting new chapter in our history.

“The concept of consult – build – operate has always been at the heart of our approach, underpinning a commitment to taking a lead from customers’ precise requirements and supporting them through their full communications lifecycle. As such, combining the expertise and experience of these highly specialised companies in a single business was the logical next step.

“With organisations around the world looking to embrace a variety of technologies in order to meet their increasingly complex communication challenges, the shared vision and expertise of both businesses will be at the forefront of existing and new offerings, including an improved managed service team capable of operating networks on behalf of our customers.”

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