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Arrow Business Communications Acquires Network Security Provider UK-tec Limited

May 17, 2021

By Tracey E. Schelmetic - Virtual PBX Contributor

Today’s workforce is more mobile and geographically diverse than ever before. While the workplace mobility trend was already quite advanced before the COVID-19 pandemic, the shift to distributed workforces accelerated with global lockdowns, and many companies are in the midst of a permanent shift in how their employees work, and how they work with their partners. Preparation for this new work environment has sent many organizations looking for help from their communications suppliers to ensure their organizations are ready for the shift.

UK-based Arrow Business Communications, one of the companies helping steer that shift, recently announced the acquisition of UK-tec Limited. Uk-tec offers a range of network and security products and services, including SD-WAN and managed services, and provides extensive experience in the delivery of services via the UK channel. One of its most prominent clients is TalkTalk Business, a business broadband, telephone, mobile phone and IT support provider owned by TalkTalk Group.

Thanks to the acquisition, Arrow will acquire access to a range of network and security products and services including SD-WAN and managed services and provides extensive experience in the delivery of services via the UK Channel.

“The acquisition advances our strategy by at least two years,” commented Ian Jackson, cofounder and managing director of UK-tec. “Being part of the Arrow group provides us with the structure and capability to support the UK Channel with a range of services allowing them to flex and react to the needs of their customers as lockdown restrictions are relaxed. We are extremely pleased to be a part of the Arrow Group and excited about the future.”

According to Richard Burke, CEO of Arrow Business Communications, the company had been seeking to accelerate the development of its SD-WAN, complex networking, and wider channel offerings, and found what it was looking for in UK-tec Limited.

“Bringing the UK-tec business into the Group significantly enhances our capability in all of these areas, with the team providing strong technical leadership and experience that will benefit both the Arrow group and its channel partners,” said Burke. “I am excited about what we can achieve together with our combined product portfolio in the coming years and delighted to complete the acquisition."

Edited by Luke Bellos


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