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aql is an Ofcom-regulated telecommunications operator. We provide wholesale integrated communications services, including mobile messaging, IP telephony, fibre and wireless leased lines, secure datacentre hosting and machine-to-machine (M2M) services for the growing demand of the internet of things (IoT) marketplace.
aql was founded by mobile security specialist Professor 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 in 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 in both London and Leeds, as well as many other significant points of presence, we provide extensive interconnects into the UK's fixed and mobile networks.