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aql are an Ofcom regulated telecommunications operator. We provide wholesale integrated communications services ranging from mobile messaging, IP telephony, fibre and wireless leased lines, secure datacentre hosting to machine-to-machine (m2m) services for the growing demand of the Internet of things (IoT) marketplace.
We were founded by mobile security specialist, Dr Adam Beaumont back in 1998 at the beginning of the “internet boom” as a domain name registrar and email and web hosting company. By mid 2000, aql was listed in the top 3% of registries. This position enabled the company to invest heavily into telecoms infrastructure expansion, entering the mobile messaging market in 1999, with direct connections to the UK mobile network providers.
We operate a heavily interconnected national network with full geographic resilience, spanning multiple UK sites. With a large presence both in London and Leeds and also many other significant points of presence, we provide extensive interconnects into the UK's fixed and mobile networks.