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2022
March 22nd & 23rd, 2022

UK 5G Showcase

Professor adam Beaumont addresses the UK 5G Conference

We recently demonstrated our 5G project work at The UK’s 5G Showcase hosted by DCMS and UK5G in Birmingham. It was an excellent opportunity to not only discuss the real-life use cases and benefits that are emerging from 5G Testbeds & Trials Programmes, but also the opportunities to accelerate the drive towards our 5G Future.

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March 17th, 2022

aql hosts FinTech North.

The Fintech North conference held at aql's HQ in Leeds, 2022

On the 17th of March 2022, aql hosted FinTech North and around 200 delegates.

FinTech North is an open and collaborative platform for sharing ideas, challenges and best practice, for showcasing innovative start-ups and scale-ups and for facilitating the connections and collaborations which create real value for businesses and consumers. Their aim is to continue to bring the Northern FinTech Community together.

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February 17th-18th, 2022

Estonian delegation visits aql HQ.

Estonian Ambassador to the UK Vijar Lubi with Estonian Consul to the UK Peofessor Adam Beaumont

On the 17th & 18th of February, our CEO & Chairman, Prof. Adam Beaumont welcomed Viljar Lubi, Estonian Ambassador to the UK, and others, to aql’s Head Office at Salem Chapel, Leeds. It was a great opportunity to once again discuss the strong ties between Estonia & Yorkshire.
Viljar Lubi on Twitter…
Estonia is regarded as one of the most digitally innovative nations in the world. With the introduction of e-Residency ID card and a drive to an e-Government, our mutual pursuit of technical excellence, improving people’s lives, and making the world a more interconnected place makes the fit and learnings ideal. Estonia has recently renewed its focus on becoming greener through digital.
Ursula von der Leyen on Twitter…

2022
December 20th, 2021

aql and Jisc – the next half decade and beyond.

aql renews its longstanding and successful partnership with Jisc, the UK’s digital body for tertiary education and research, for a second five-year term of the Shared Data Centre framework, further securing the digital infrastructure available to the UK’s education and academic community.

The partnership enables eligible institutions to deploy sustainable, scalable, and secure housing of their digital systems and services.

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November 15th, 2021

aql further champions 5G innovation.

aql’s Senior Vice President (SVP) Group Operations, Shelley Langan-Newton presented the award to Liverpool 5G Create alongside former BBC technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones during an exclusive awards ceremony at London’s Aqua Shard venue.

5G is positively impacting industries globally, unlocking a broad range of opportunities from driving better decision making to creating outstanding user-experiences.

Now in its second year, the aql sponsored Digital Leaders 100 Awards ‘5G Innovation of the Year’ exemplar award champions those projects, initiatives and teams that are leading the way in 5G and demonstrating the wide possibilities and opportunities this future technology enables.

aql’s Senior Vice President (SVP) Group Operations, Shelley Langan-Newton presented the award to Liverpool 5G Create alongside former BBC technology correspondent, Rory Cellan-Jones during an exclusive awards ceremony at London’s Aqua Shard venue.

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September 30th, 2021

Mary Portas embraces the Kindness Economy at aql’s Salem Chapel.

aql believes that collaboration, partnerships and working together will drive positive impactful changes and support the movement to be “less bad” and seek to be “more good”. People and the planet are at the centre of everything we do and this has given us the opportunity to give back as much as we can from free wifi in the centre of Leeds to our Sensing Change project that started life as an experiment to see if we could drive down the use of disposable plastic bottles.

“Think People, Planet, Profit – in that order.” This thinking aligns closely with aql’s mission and was one of the key takeaways from the Leeds International Festival of Ideas 2021 ‘In conversation with Mary Portas’ event that we were privileged to host.

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August 24th, 2021

aql partners with Network Rail to build a data “Express Service” between Leeds and Manchester.

aql launched its new wavelength service between Leeds and Manchester. The new service further strengthens the Northern Powerhouse’s super connectivity and global competitiveness and makes use of Network Rail’s high-capacity trackside fibre, offering organisations unconstrained bandwidth for maximum speed and reduced traffic congestion, with the capacity to deliver against growing data demands.

The managed wave service offers a 24/7 first line network operations centre (NOC) to monitor network performance, rectify equipment faults and troubleshoot potential issues. It delivers unconstrained bandwidth with output speeds of 1, 10, 40, 100 Gb/s or faster.

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January 13th, 2021

aql provides cornerstone to UK 5G projects to drive a better connected society.

aql 5G projects

aql group’s Mobile Operator division lands multiple 5G projects via Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) 5G Create.

As part its participation in five of the 5G Create Testbeds and Trials Programme consortia funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), aql will provide the 5G delivery to each project that aims to explore and develop new use-cases and 5G technical capabilities.

aql’s ethos is founded in building collaborative partnerships and strong teamwork. This has been recognised by the award of multiple projects to deliver enabling technology to support the solid engineering fabric and future success.

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2021
October 16th, 2020

aql’s Founder & Chairman, Professor Adam Beaumont wins 2020 Digital Leaders 100 Founders Award

It is with great pride that aql announced Founder & Chairman, Professor Adam Beaumont was awarded the coveted Digital Leaders 100 Founders Award for 2020.

The award recognises Adam’s continued entrepreneurial and angel investor efforts that have seen him drive digital transformation across the UK with his companies aql, BlueWave and NorthInvest. It also acknowledges his support and co-investment in some of the most ground-breaking tech start-ups across the north of the country that include jet-suit company Gravity and self-powered Internet of Things (IoT) connected hand sanitiser business, Handi.

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April 7th, 2020

aql welcome LGBTQ+ Alliance to headquarters for conference.

Leeds LGBTQ+ Business Alliance

aql highlighted its personal commitment to promoting the culture of inclusivity within the workplace for the LBTQ+ community by hosting the LGBTQ+ Business Alliance.

Founder & Chairman, Professor Adam Beaumont gave the opening address, reinforcing to delegates his belief that equal opportunity within the field of innovation is in everyone’s interests and to draw attention to the measures in place at aql to make sure that an inclusive culture becomes the norm – not just a movement.

The main aim of the event was to promote the purpose and importance of the business alliance, and to encourage businesses, not just LGBT+ staff, to support LGBT+ employees and communities.

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2020
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