Wireless Logic in The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100, 2014

Wireless Logic has been featured for the third year running in The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 – as one of Britain’s one hundred private companies with the fastest-growing profits. In another record year for the Buckinghamshire-based M2M managed services provider, Wireless Logic is amongst good company with fellow British companies including JCB construction equipment, Pret A Manger and Towergate Insurance. Together the 100 companies in the league table grew their profits over the last three years by an average of 66% a year with combined profits of £1.6bn, delivered by 93,800 staff.

Commenting on their placing, Oliver Tucker, co-founder and CEO for Wireless Logic says: “We are building a business that delivers value throughout the operation – for our clients and our stakeholders. We continue to invest huge sums in our M2M platforms and private network infrastructure all designed to reduce ‘Total Cost of Ownership’ across our customers’ M2M programmes. And it is also a vote of confidence for every organisation who chooses us as a customer or supplier; in an industry that is brimming with fledgling operations hoping to be part of the ‘Internet of Things’ phenomenon, successful organisations need to work with financially strong and stable partners.”

Paul Eagland, partner and head of professional services at BDO, the title sponsor of the league table comments: “Britain endured the longest recession within the G7, yet entrepreneurial businesses across the UK are bouncing back more strongly than their international counterparts. The nation’s most profitable companies have remained focused, positioning their businesses for – and helping to create – the economic recovery we are now witnessing.”

Wireless Logic is now in its 14th year of operation, providing sector-leading connectivity and managed services to a broad range of customers throughout the UK and across Europe.  Its ‘SIMPro’ provisioning platform empowers users to have full visibility and control of their SIM-based estates, whilst ‘NetPro’, its private network overlay, transcends over 17 European Mobile Networks and satellite providers. With around 1.5m SIM-enabled connected devices across its platforms, Wireless Logic is backed by private equity through ECI Partners (www.ecipartners.com).

To see a full list of the Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100, click here.

Physical interconnect to Wireless Logic’s data centre is win-win for ADSL alternative

ISP’s wanting 3G/4G primary and back-up are switching to a physical interconnect for high bandwidth connectivity.

Recently, Wireless Logic has seen a big increase in Internet Service Providers (ISPs) switching to 3G/4G back-up and even primary, as a direct replacement to ADSL.  And to enable higher bandwidth and a seamless intereconnect, ISPs are utilising a physical fibre interconnect by hardwiring within their data centres. Such connectivity is creating more flexibility for ISPs and direct control for them to manage all data traffic without the need for a VPN.

Whether as back-up or as a primary for a data-rich ADSL alternative, the physical hardwire interconnect solution is a least-cost route without the need for dedicated fixed lines. Naturally such an interconnect is suitable for organisations sharing data centres with Wireless Logic with the process taking as little as two days to set up.

‘Wireless Logic provides a unique gateway into 17 mobile networks – a physical interconnect directly into us ensures bigger links with higher bandwidth with one window to multiple cellular providers,” comments Matt Thomas, Chief Technology Officer for Wireless Logic. “3G/4G back-up or primary is now a genuine alternative to the expense and potential lengthy timescales when needing immediate broadband services. This simple yet important link enables ISPs to deliver more flexible and tailored solutions, with rapid deployment and minimal CAPEX.”

To learn more about 3G/4G connectivity as a back-up or primary application, talk to Justin Godfrey-Cass, Business Development Manager on +44 90)1494 679 803.

Major investment into the SIM Provisioning Platform ‘SIMPro’

Latest news from Wireless Logic

  • Customer-centric redesign enables more functionality for users with multiple SIM estates
  • One platform window to multiple mobile network and satellite connected devices
  • Many new features to drive rapid deployment, personalisation, increased security and control

Launching this month, Wireless Logic (wirelesslogic.com) – a leading provider of M2M Managed Services has carried out a major overhaul of their SIM estate provisioning and control platform ‘SIMPro’. The platform empowers users to remotely control a range of activities through their SIM-connected devices.

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Beyond mainstream features such as provisioning, tariff selection and personalised billing, the new platform has a number of applications including activation profile settings, where tailored characteristics for a specific device can be developed and then configured directly onto new SIMs. This is particularly important for estates where configuration of SIMs to specific profiling can be time consuming. The new feature saves time and streamlines the entire provisioning process.

With security and control key attributes for successful M2M connectivity programmes, SIMPro delivers a one-window viewing platform to monitor data usage and activity on a per SIM basis. This functionality comes into its own when combined with Wireless Logic’s secure private network overlay ‘NetPro’, giving customers the capability to monitor real-time data use and react if and when devices demonstrate unusual patterns of activity. With all SIMs and networks terminating through one VPN, management and control procedures become more effective and seamless.

The SIMPro platform also links to Wireless Logic’s latest M2M product extension – MapPro mapping solutions. This service integrates the power and breadth of HERE maps and geo-data (HERE – a Nokia business), which customers can utilise either as a bundled package with SIM subscriptions or as a standalone application.

The SIMPro provisioning platform already manages and monitors in excess of one million SIM-enabled devices. The applications involved are endless… from traffic cameras to vehicle tracking, and from e-health patient monitors to vending machines. The new platform will become an even more essential tool for systems integrators managing increased numbers of devices where performance monitoring and operational status can be critical in delivering best value. By accessing SIMs across all of the UK’s and Europe’s Mobile Networks and additionally Inmarsat Satellite, the ‘one-window to everything’ can reduce costs, create efficiencies and identify and rectify problems rapidly. SIMPro can integrate easily into customers’ own systems with a new range of APIs.

Philip Cole, Wireless Logic’s European Sales Director and co-founder, believes the platform’s ‘one-window’ is mission critical in conducting large-scale M2M SIM management: “The major changes across our provisioning platform have resulted from a significant customer engagement programme to identify areas for improvement. The latest incarnation of SIMPro is a complete re-development of previous versions with a greater emphasis on the customer experience. It works equally as well with multiple SIM estates as well as smaller scale deployments where real-time monitoring of high-data use SIMs is vital. We passionately believe that SIMPro is the right platform for every M2M cellular-based application.”

Wireless Logic recently announced new commercials with the SIMPro provisioning platform. Recognising that customers can be locked into protracted contracts, SIMPro can now be used on a per SIM license basis. This enables organisations to overlay existing network relationships with the SIMPro platform and establish a single control point across one or more networks.

Now in their fifteenth year of operation, UK-based Wireless Logic has seen continued growth that mirrors the exponential expansion of the world of M2M and the ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT). The organisation now has country offices in France, Germany and Spain. In 2011, a MBO was performed by co-founders Oliver Tucker and Philip Cole with support by UK equity specialist ECI Partners (ecipartners.com).

 

 

 

Wireless Logic key contributor to Wireless Magazine’s spotlight on M2M

We are delighted to feature within the UK’s leading wireless publication ‘Wireless Magazine’. There are key note articles on the enterprise market and how M2M communication platforms are playing a lead role in providing controlled and cost-effective mobilisation, along with how M2M platforms are taking on the world of ADSL. Additionally, a further feature on our collaboration with HERE, a Nokia business providing comprehensive and integrated mapping solutions. To view the entire publication,  click the link here: WLWirelessSpotlight14

Global reach as Wireless Logic bearer services expand

2014 has seen Wireless Logic evolve its choice of connectivity with formalised agreements with satellite provider INMARSAT and mobile network operator Three UK.

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Commenting on the latest additions to the network partnerships already in place, Oliver Tucker, CEO says: “Cost and choice of communication in the connected world are key drivers for organisations developing M2M and IoT programmes. We are committed to provide the right communication platforms for the job in hand, and this means we must present a portfolio that enables genuinely one-stop shopping. The economics of satellite and related hardware are now in reach to a broader audience. Bringing global leader INMARSAT to our customer base creates a border-less platform where previously out-of-reach devices are now in touch, with realistic costings. We have brought in specialist knowledge to help us  deliver appropriate guidance and expertise for customers requiring satellite connectivity.”

Three UK now completes the UK connectivity offering by joining Wireless Logic’s 17 UK and European mobile networks. “We are pleased to welcome the Three UK specialist data network into our fold and are confident that users will want to consider this fully wrapped mobile platform in conjunction with our overlaid managed services,” comments Philip Cole, European Sales Director.

In the coming months, there are likely to be further announcements as more bearer platforms are added to the Wireless Logic managed services portfolio.

We are inspiring Britain…

As part of the London Stock Exchange Group’s drive to identify organisations that can influence and shape the UK economy, Wireless Logic has been listed in the inaugural publication of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. To be selected, companies not only had to demonstrate a positive growth in revenue over the last few years, but also an increase in employee numbers, workspace, contract wins and product developments. The list represents small and medium-sized companies in no less than 100 sectors.

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Commenting on the report, Xavier Rolet, CEO London Stock Exchange Group said: “Our goal is to highlight, to as wide an audience as possible, the importance of SMEs to the future of the UK economy. Our own research, and that of many others, has shown that it is almost exclusively these companies that have generated new, net job creation, in the UK since the financial crisis. More needs to be done to raise awareness of the importance of these businesses, many of which have the potential to become the blue chips of tomorrow.”

Philip Cole, Sales and Marketing Director and Co-founder of Wireless Logic commented: “We are fortunate to be at the forefront of a technological revolution. Our very existence empowers organisations of all sizes to embrace the opportunities and efficiencies within the M2M space – Wireless Logic managed services give companies that competitive edge. We are pleased to be recognised for our achievements to date and doing our part in supporting UK plc.”

The full report detailing Britain’s 1000 most inspirational companies can be found at www.1000companies.com

 

Connected World Magazine announces the 2014 CW 100

Connected World writes:  When it comes to finding the right partners to build the ideal M2M solution, organisations can be overwhelmed with numerous questions like: what is the right platform service for my needs; which partners will help create a flawless M2M solution; or which network options will I benefit from the most? This is exactly where Connected World magazine’s CW 100 comes in, identifying the very best technology providers that can help answer these questions, and assisting to create successful M2M solutions.

Connected World magazine has announced the 2014 CW 100. For the past 11 years, the CW 100 has proven to be the definitive list of the top companies that are demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technologies in connectivity as determined by the editors of Connected World.

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“The CW 100 does not just simply list the industry’s top 100 technology providers, it gives corporate adopters the opportunity to assemble a value chain that will lead to successful M2M solutions,” says Peggy Smedley, editorial director, Connected World magazine. “This is the resource to help you and your company launch the right M2M plan in 2014.”

Companies that have been selected to be on the CW 100 have established the top products, services, and commitment to enable connectivity.

“Every successful M2M solution must begin with a solid foundation,” says Mike Carrozzo, chief editor, Connected World magazine. “The CW 100 gives corporate adopters the exact tools to build just that, all with the confidence to make the right business decisions that will lead to success.”

To find out more about the 2014 CW 100, including extended profiles for companies, visit Connected World website. This listing will also be included as a part of Connected World magazine’s 2014 Sourcebook.

Connected World is the business and technology publication that provides the intelligence industry titans need and the guidance consumers crave.

Oliver Tucker, CEO Wireless Logic comments: “We are amongst prestigious company when you view the 100 organisations that represent all that is great within the M2M space. Our global recognition clearly affirms our position as a key influencer within the Managed Services arena. As a point of reference to organisations considering Wireless Logic as their key strategic partner, selection within the 2014 CW 100 is a strong attribute to their decision-making process.”

Wireless Logic strengthens UK and European teams

  • Three senior appointments to support UK and European expansion
  • Focus on UK enterprise solutions market
  • Major investment in European service delivery and financial management

In preparation for yet another high-growth year ahead, Wireless Logic has appointed three highly experienced personnel to further strengthen sales, customer service and financial control.

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Jose Luis Tome Lorenzo has joined as European Accountant. Previously with Affymetrix Inc., a global provider of DNA Technology, Luis led on a number of high profile European initiatives that positively impacted across the organisation. At Wireless Logic, Luis will be responsible in meeting all statutory and compliance obligations in each of the organisation’s territories, along with the provision of country specific management accounts. Commenting on his appointment, Luis says: “Key to my role is to build strong reporting platforms that will support the rapid growth being seen in France, Germany and Spain. With a notable investment strategy, quality financial information will be critical in measuring the impact of our decisions on a country by country basis. I look forward to the opportunities ahead.”

With customer service and delivery at the forefront of Wireless Logic’s business model, Kevin Harrington has been appointed as Service Delivery Manager for the group. Previously working for Serco delivering Competefor (London 2012), Kevin brings a successful track record in process improvement, business process change and Service Level Agreement (SLA) development. Kevin Harrington comments: “I am joining a fast paced and evolving business which has solid foundations in good customer service. I hope to bring experience in streamlining the various facets of service delivery, whilst ensuring that all systems are scalable as the organisation continues its expansion. Every single person within Wireless Logic can influence how we serve our customers; I’m very excited in our goal to deliver excellence throughout every department within the group.”

Dave Armstrong joins the Wireless Logic UK business development team as Enterprise Technical Sales Consultant. Having worked most recently at Virgin Media, Dave brings over 25 years Technical Sales experience within the business to business sector. Dave Armstrong says: “I have arrived at Wireless Logic as the enterprise solutions sector is globally recognised as THE market offering significant growth potential. I am looking forward to working with like-minded professionals and to developing solutions for both existing and new systems integrator clients in the months ahead.”

Oliver Tucker, CEO and co-founder of Wireless Logic comments: “2013 has seen yet another record level of growth for the group. These three senior-level appointments demonstrate the need to add further strength to an already strong team. I am delighted to welcome Luis, Kevin and Dave to Wireless Logic, and feel confident that the pedigree and specialist experience they all bring will influence and enhance the shape of our services in the year ahead.”

Wireless Logic is Europe’s leading M2M Managed Services provider delivering an unrivalled breadth of services with both mobile and satellite connectivity. With over 1.4 million SIM subscriptions, the organisation continues to experience growth within the core M2M verticals as well as an increasing number of new market sectors.

A new look for SIMPro

Already recognised as one of the leading M2M SIM provisioning platforms, Wireless Logic’s SIMPro has been the recipient of a major revamp – with a complete restructuring following extensive customer insight and feedback. SIMPro is Wireless Logic’s provisioning platform which empowers users to manage entire SIM estates from one simple to use and intuitive window.
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Acal BFi and Wireless Logic

Acal BFi and Wireless Logic GmbH will be working closely together in the M2M mobile network services and managed services areas in the future. As a pan-European system supplier for M2M solutions Acal BFi provides ready-for-use hardware for various vertical markets. Customers also receive active support from the Acal BFi Design Centre for the development of their specific solutions with integrated modules and components.

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