Multitone, a specialist in the design, manufacture and implementation of integrated communication systems for emergency organisations, announced today (7 August 2013) that Arqiva, the communications infrastructure and media services company, has become a strategic partner. The move strengthens the two companies’ existing relationship in delivering best of breed mission critical communications and network services.
Peter Lomax, director of strategic partnerships at Multitone, explained: “Our relationship with Arqiva stems back to the 1990s and both organisations have shared a strong business relationship that has continued to grow over the years sharing the same customer centric ethos. We have always been proud of our association with Arqiva.
“The existing synergies between our organisations, coupled with our desire to build business opportunities, has created the opportunity to extend our business dealing and develop a dedicated strategic plan with an emphasis on growth in new industries for both organisations. For us this is the definition of a strategic relationship.”
Multitone and Arqiva have been delivering a wide range of integrated communications systems for over a decade, from single locations to multi campus, regional and national projects. The collaboration will enable customers to have access to a diverse range of communications and infrastructure services, supported and delivered within a single point of contact, which has been tested and proven over many years within critical communication environments.
Paul Bergin, head of products – ICT managed services at Arqiva, said: “We see our relationship with Multitone as another key step in our on-going business vision of pursuing strategic opportunities with innovative technology leaders. Our joint partnership enables us to deliver mission-critical communications and effective professional services in the most demanding of environments, increasing the presence of both organisations. We are confident that this relationship will enable each partner to further enhance the needs of our customers."
Lomax concluded: “We are very excited to confirm the alliance with Arqiva. Customers are able to leverage the Multitone platform to meet all their communication needs, with the flexibility to grow and adapt to the changing needs of each organisation in a robust architecture that provides the highest levels of reliability delivering a complete end-to end platform in one partner alliance.”
Multitone Electronics, part of Kantone Holdings, a member of the Champion Technology Plc group of companies, specialises in offering wireless telephony, radio-paging systems and personal security systems with professional services and tailored software to create a cohesive communication platform.
Arqiva operates in the broadcast, satellite and mobile communications markets supplying network solutions and services in the digital world. It provides much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK and has a significant presence in Ireland, mainland Europe and the USA.
Customers include major broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV, BSkyB and the independent radio groups, major telco providers including the UK's four mobile network operators, and the emergency services.