Rigby Group, SCC’s parent business, has announced that mobility specialist One Point and data delivery business Fluidata are to combine their services, creating an end-to-end connectivity offering poised to make a significant impact upon a UK marketplace where demand for data services continues to rise at an exponential rate.
As FluidOne, the combined service will provide an innovative and comprehensive approach to a fixed and mobile connectivity market set for rapid and continued growth, providing mid-range enterprises with a through the line solution to the challenge of transporting, protecting and maintaining data across multiple teams and locations.
The deal will see the combined entity significantly increase its scale and footprint at a stroke, with the business now targeting future expansion to grow annuity services to £50 million.
James Rigby, Chief Executive of SCC, said:
“FluidOne is well positioned to extend and develop the range of services, capabilities and products that can help and support SCC customer requirements. Communications are the bedrock to our customers evolving cloud strategy, having FluidOne with a joined up mobile and fixed data offering will complement that need.”
Rigby Group invested in Fluidata in June 2015 to boost SCC’s capabilities in innovative high speed data connectivity solutions to the corporate, industry and public sectors.
The company subsequently took a controlling stake in One Point in December 2015, adding mobile voice and data capability to complete its managed service offering.
Now, a combination of Fluidata’s award-winning Layer-2 and Layer-3 delivery capabilities – combined with One Point’s simplified delivery of mobile voice and data services – will allow the strategic partnership to offer an end-to-end set of gold-standard technologies to the data telecoms market.
John Taylor, Executive Director at Rigby Group Investments, added:
“The FluidOne launch represents the latest milestone in an ongoing data services strategy, underlining our determination to offer greater flexibility and value to our customers and the wider market and providing a stable foundation for the group’s evolving Data Telecoms operations.”