UK's Telent Acquires Technology Services Firm Harlequin Group – The Fast Mode


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Telent, a UK technology company has acquired the Harlequin Group, a specialist technology services company.
Complementing Telent’s existing business operations, building telecom infrastructure for mobile network operators (MNO) and service providers, the acquisition significantly enhances its professional services capability in the site acquisition and design arena. This will allow Telent to provide a comprehensive and expanded ADC (acquire, design & construct) service and provide complete turnkey project solutions to the UK’s MNOs, at a time when mobile networks are rapidly migrating to 5G technology.
The Harlequin Group was founded in 1993 and is now a market leader in the mobile and fixed line sectors working on site acquisition, town & country planning, community relations, estates management, valuation, technical surveys, civil & electrical design and site build services. 


In addition to enabling Telent to deliver a comprehensive range of services to support MNOs with all aspects of delivering public 5G networks, the acquisition is highly complementary to the company’s leading role with 5G Private Network applications. Telent successfully deployed one of the UK’s first 5G Private Networks at the Silvertown Tunnel construction site in east London. In addition to deployments such as this in the construction industry, the company are engaged with 5G Private Network projects across manufacturing facilities, logistics and distribution centres, transport hubs, container ports and campus environments.
The addition of the Harlequin Group also expands Telent’s capabilities with fibre network planning, surveying and design. Overall, the acquisition further strengthens Telent’s capability and strategic focus on the design, build, support and management of the UK and Ireland’s critical digital infrastructure, across transport, emergency services, utilities, and public sector as well as fixed and mobile networks for service providers.
Jo Gretton, CEO of Telent
Telent has an established and successful business supporting the UK’s MNOs with the deployment of their networks and base station infrastructure. With our strong background in wireless network deployment, our area of focus has historically been more on the physical build and construction activity.
David Summers, MD and founder of the Harlequin Group
Telent are recognised as a leading player in the construction of both fixed and mobile telecoms infrastructure. The scale and reach that Telent offer – combined with the expertise of the Harlequin Group in acquisition, planning and design – will offer a really powerful proposition for MNOs.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.
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