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November 15, 2001 – WARRINGTON, UK – EXi telecoms, a leading, independent provider of telecom services, has announced that it has agreed terms for the acquisition of high-end telecom service provider Equilon.

This acquisition brings new technology and services to EXi telecoms’ already comprehensive portfolio, including network operating centre expertise and operations, installation and maintenance facilities. EXi telecoms will provide international channels to market for Equilon’s services as well as enabling cost savings for the new group by sharing premises and support services such as HR and Finance. Equilon will continue to trade under its own name, within the EXi group, and build on its existing brand for high end services.

Berwyn Roberts, EXi telecoms group managing director; “This acquisition further strengthens our extensive range of support services to telecoms suppliers and operators on a global basis.”

Ian Thorn, general manager of Equilon, who continues to head up the company stated; “The business objectives in place when Equilon was formed are strengthened by this move. Being part of the EXi telecoms group will significantly assist Equilon in achieving its goal of becoming a leading provider
of network support and higher value technology services, whilst providing further opportunities overseas.”

Last year, EXi telecoms reported sales of £85m. More than 50% of that turnover was generated outside Britain, with the company operating in twenty countries on five continents. In just over five and a half years, staff numbers have grown from 60 to 1500 and the company by over 4,000%.

EXi telecoms recently won a Certificate of Excellence in the Royal Bank of Scotland/Sunday Times 2001 Business Enterprise Awards and a Financial Mail on Sunday ‘Enterprise 2001’ Export Award. The company is shortlisted for a Sunday Times FastTrack 100 award.

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About EXi telecoms

The EXi telecoms Group is one of the largest independent global providers of telecommunications services. It provides specialist telecoms services to major telecoms operators and equipment manufacturers world-wide. EXi telecoms has managed large and complex outsourcings in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. These skills are provided in the areas of implementation, test, network integration and support of telecoms networks, including the datacom market. By specialising in these areas EXi telecoms allows its customers to focus on their core business, enabling faster response to market demands at lower total costs, whilst improving customer service quality levels.

EXi Ltd (UK) was formed in 1995 with 60 employees. The group now has over 1500 personnel directly employed world-wide and has grown 4,000% since its formation in 1995.

The group’s headquarters are in Warrington (UK), with regional headquarters in Dusseldorf (Western Europe), Dallas (USA), Zagreb (Central and Eastern Europe), Kuala Lumpur (Asia Pacific) and Beirut (Middle East & Africa) with associated satellite companies.
EXi telecoms invests heavily in competence development to ensure their staff are ready to support the rapidly expanding global market for telecoms services, especially 3G.

The group won a Certificate of Excellence recently in The Royal Bank of Scotland/Sunday Times 2001 Business Enterprise Awards and a Financial Mail on Sunday ‘Enterprise 2001’ Export Award.

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About Equilon Ltd.

Equilon is a dynamic & growing company with a comprehensive portfolio of telecom & data network support services for the UK and Europe. The company offers fully managed services for individual projects but can also supply engineers to help operate customer networks.

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