Edge acquire Horsebridge Business unit

Edge Networks (Uk) Ltd are pleased to announce their expansion, as part of the strategic takeover of the synchronisation business unit from Horsebridge Network Systems.

Having built up to this point following a partnership period between the two companies, Edge, as they are better known, will now officially front the operation and service delivery requirements for a transitional takeover period from their own base just outside of Gloucester, a location close to their key partners.

This natural fit for Edge will see the core network synchronisation and transmission elements of Horsebridge Network Systems bolster the already vast telecoms and networking carrier services portfolio.  Well known by the Horsebridge community, with a combined involvement within the group for over twenty years, Edge company directors, Jon Lanceley and Andrew Hyde have been at the core of both business operations. This key point which will now ensure a seamless transition for customers and suppliers alike, aligning in-depth knowledge and systems, key to the ongoing, long-term growth and success of this evolving business, our partners and service delivery to our customers.

On completing the acquisition, Jon Lanceley commented: “We are delighted and thankful to have been able to work with Horsebridge in such a way and agree the terms of this acquisition that not only adds instant growth to our team and service catalogue but also ensures our top priority was achievable. From day one, our goal was to ensure a seamless transition for our customers and we have achieved that.  It is an extremely exciting time for us, our service catalogue is really quite impressive, creating new and accelerated growth and penetration into an industry that itself is evolving and changing rapidly. I have personally spent the majority of my career working with the Horsebridge group and was part of the small team that created the original Horsebridge foundations. As a result I now take great pride in being in the position to continue this journey and drive the carrier services arm of the business into the future, under the control and investment of our own company, along with Andy, the rest of the team and our key partners, we believe we have the ingredients to make this an even bigger success story”.

A Message from David O’Connor, Horsebridge founder: “As I am sure you are aware Horsebridge Networks have been providing carrier support services for the past eighteen years. Over the past three years Horsebridge has developed a successful strategy in enterprise network services, becoming the prime service provider in the UK for one of the world’s leading network equipment manufacturers. We are convinced that our future lies in this direction although we are very mindful of our carrier clients that have supported us so well through good and bad.  Over a year ago we setup an internal business unit to encompass our carrier services, led by Jon Lanceley, a Horsebridge veteran of eighteen years. Our intention was to build a self-contained unit to maintain the focus and quality this market deserves. Having fulfilled our goal, it is now time to give this unit independence. We are delighted to announce that our carrier services business unit has been acquired by Edge Networks. Horsebridge will fully support Edge to ensure the transition is totally seamless. I would like to take this opportunity to wish Jon, Andy and everyone at Edge Networks every success in the future and I would like to thank you for your past support of Horsebridge”.

Edge would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in this successful acquisition.