Updata Infrastructure UK Ltd (Updata) is a privately held UK company providing Internet and broadband connectivity services, primarily to public sector markets. Updata's headquarters are in Premier House, Reigate, Surrey and the company also has office in Wales (Cefn Coed Business Park, Cardiff) and Scotland (Strathclyde Business Park, Bellshill).
In 2009/2010 Updata had revenues of £19.7m, an increase of 82% on the previous year.
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Updata was founded in 2003 by Richard Bennett and Victor Baldorino, who remain the company's Executive Directors.
In 2009, Updata received investment from UK private equity firm LMS Capital plc. Subsequently, in 2010, Tim Pearson, former CEO of RM plc, was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman.
Updata Infrastructure is the leading provider of innovative, high-performance Public Services Networks. The pioneer in developing solutions that specifically address the needs of the Public Sector for network platforms that combine innovation, agility and responsiveness, Updata connects over 12% of UK schools and is the networking specialist underpinning PSNs including Kent, Essex, Hertfordshire and Walsall. Updata's expertise in network infrastructure and services is enabling the development of secure and cost-effective next generation public services across the UK.
Updata initially focused on implementing local-loop unbundling in UK telephone exchanges, winning a number of contracts Over time, the company has developed a broad range of Internet and broadband services, aimed primarily at public sector clients. The company operates both as a direct suppliers to public sector clients, and in partnership with larger IT services organisations such as Siemens, Logicalis and Fujitsu.
The company competes successfully for public sector business against major UK broadband suppliers. In 2010, Updata was awarded the contract to provide connectivity for the Hertfordshire Grid for Learning, displacing Virgin Media Business. This contract is valued at £17.1m over six years.
Updata is listed on the UK Government Buying Solutions Framework RM374/L3 (Telecom Networks - Infrastructure and Connectivity). This framework is for services in the areas of 'multipoint connectivity & bandwidth for Wide-Area Networks (WANs) and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs), broadband infrastructure & access including Local Loop Unbundling (LLU), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs).'
In 2012, Updata was named as one of 12 preferred suppliers on the Public Services Network for Connectivity (PSNC) framework, which gives public sector bodies more competitive choice during their tender process. The Company was also the first SME to gain DNSP status.
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