May 19, 2020

Onyx appoints its new CFO

data centre
CFO
Onyx
Goldwater
John O'Hanlon
2 min
Onyx appoints its new CFO

Onyx Group has appointed Andrew Goldwater, former Managing Director of the Daisy Group to the position of Chief Financial Officer. This is for Onyx, (one of the UK’s leading providers of data centres, managed services and cloud computing) the latest chapter in the companies ambitious growth plans.

As part of his new role, Andrew has been tasked with providing Onyx Group with the strategic and financial guidance required as the company looks to accelerate its impressive financial expansion. Onyx are looking to build on the foundations laid down in recent years which has resulted in revenues leaping from £4m in 2005 to £30m in 2015.

During his previous tenure at Daisy, Andrew played an integral role in leading the company through the acquisition of 2e2’s administration-stricken Data Centre assets and delivering post-acquisition financial results well in excess of initial management expectations and the acquisition plan budget.

Reflecting on his appointment, Andrew said:  “This is an exciting time to be joining Onyx Group. I am looking forward to applying my financial and commercial experience to help facilitate the ambitious growth plans the company has in place. We are in an extremely strong position financially and I am thrilled at the prospect of taking the business to the next level.”

CEO of Onyx Group Neil Stephenson has welcomed Andrew’s appointment at the company commenting: “Technology is one of the real growth sectors in the UK and our expansion through acquisitions and large customer wins means we remain at the forefront of it. I am delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew as our new Chief Financial Officer, he brings a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience to the team which will prove vital in the continuation of our  business growth. ”

“Andrew’s appointment is the latest in a long-line of investments we are making to ensure we have the senior team, best technology and expertise in place to deliver our long-term goals and objectives. With previous senior roles at Daisy Group, Ernst & Young and BNS Telecom Group, it is testimony to our progress that we can recruit people with Andrew’s experience and I am confident that he will have a big impact on our business moving forward.”

Established in 1994, Onyx Group has grown from a regional IT company to a national technology provider with sites in the North East, London, Scotland and Yorkshire regions. The appointment of Andrew is the latest move in an ambitious long-term plan to become a national, £100 million revenue IT support and services business within the next five years,

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Jun 16, 2021

NetNumber: Time for a cloud-native transformation

Virgin Mobile MEA
Netnumber
3 min
Matt Rosenberg, Chief Revenue Officer at NetNumber, discusses how cloud-native architecture is accelerating the transition to 5G for telcos

NetNumber is accelerating the transition in the telecom industry to 5G as it starts a shift to cloud-native architecture to address the fast-paced demands of global subscribers and businesses.

NetNumber is offering the industry’s first cloud-native platform designed to ensure InterGENerational™ network performance addresses both the legacy and next-generation requirements of telecom networks. 

“NetNumber has developed the industry’s most robust cloud-native, InterGENerational platform that addresses both the legacy and 5G requirements of telcos,” said Matt Rosenberg, Chief Revenue Officer of NetNumber.

The platform provides vertical and horizontal scale-out with low latency, coupled with a suite of data replication capabilities, which provide flexible architectural options that can evolve with the changing network over time.

“Cloud-based solutions from other vendors tend to be limited in terms of supporting particular network generations or protocols. We’ve created our latest platform TITAN.IUM to allow customers to take any generation of applications, any generation of legacy services and protocols and move them into the new world of cloud-native architecture,” said Rosenberg.

“This is a really important part for a carrier to harmonise their network, bring data services together, bring legacy with new together in order to make a more effective and efficient network, as well as reduce their cost as they scale forward,” he said.

Established in 1999, NetNumber has fostered a strong team environment that leverages the industry’s best skills to offer software solutions tailored for carriers of all dimensions. Based outside of Boston and with presence in over 20 countries, the company delivers a range of products that address all generations (2G, 3G, 4G, 5G) of network functions in the core network, deep rooted security products and services, STIR/ SHAKEN and set of options around data services in more than 90 countries.

Steeped in experience in building telecom solutions, software, protocol stacks, and integration of third party tools, the company’s development organisation has proven to supply to the industry with the most reliable and flexible solutions on the market.

“At NetNumber, we focus on our core competencies – we are dedicated to providing industry expertise in signaling, routing, security, subscriber management and data services. We provide customers a strong ROI through platform-based solutions that reduce Capex and Opex in the long-term,” commented Rosenberg.

Five reasons why customers choose NetNumber:

  • Expertise -  NetNumber has experts with deep knowledge in signaling/routing, security, and subscriber database management.
  • Integration - An industry-first platform brings together domain services, applications, security, and global data services.
  • Scale - NetNumber has the ability to seamlessly increase network efficiency using vertical and horizontal scaling.
  • Speed - World-class solutions have the power to help companies create new service offerings and accelerate time to ROI.
  • Savings - Customers enjoy significant savings in capex and opex, flexible deployment models, and investment protection.

 

NetNumber and Virgin Mobile MEA

“We're very proud of our partnership with Virgin Mobile MEA as they've taken the concept of the InterGENerational platform into their regional network strategy,” commented Rosenberg. “That’s accelerated how they develop exceptional services across the Middle East and Africa region. 

“We work with them hand-in-hand to deliver multiple applications onto our platform which has enabled them to provide exceptional, advanced and innovative services to their customers across the Middle East, who demand high quality services. 

“What they've really taken advantage of is scale. What I mean by that is they are putting multiple generations of applications and services onto the same platform and distributing that data across their network. That has resulted in an advantageous position of time to market and operational savings. 

“Rather than having different applications for many different vendors that cause operational chaos, they've been able to consolidate that and reduce their operating costs by having everything on one common architecture.  We’ve had a long-term relationship with Virgin Mobile in Saudi Arabia, and recently signed an agreement with Virgin Mobile in Kuwait.”

Rosenberg says that with these solutions, Virgin Mobile MEA can take advantage of getting to the market much quicker and faster—which is what today’s discerning customer demands.

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