BAI Communications (BAI) has acquired Vilicom, a leader in designing, installing and managing high performance wireless networks. This acquisition represents a major expansion of BAI’s business in the UK and Europe, accelerating its growth strategy in the region.
Vilicom is a leader in high performance 4G and 5G mobile and cellular coverage solutions, with over 1,500 solutions deployed to date. It provides a range of specialist wireless services including consultancy, design, optimisation, testing and systems integration to support the delivery of private, indoor and offshore networks. Customers span a range of sectors including healthcare, real-estate, retail, hospitality, energy, and mobile network operators. Major projects include Dublin Airport T2, premiership football stadiums, iconic Irish stadium Croke Park, Bristol Myres Squibb’s billion-dollar biologics plant, as well as the Moray East offshore windfarm in Scotland where Vilicom designed a bespoke private network covering an area of 295km².
The combination of Vilicom’s technical expertise with BAI’s investment capability, will bring scale to new innovative connectivity solutions such as private 5G networks and Vilicom’s communications as a service platform that provides indoor mobile and cellular coverage for smaller venues. Vilicom shares BAI’s commitment to connect the unconnected in the most complex environments, with customer experience at the forefront. This alignment will benefit customers and supports BAI’s move to become one of the leading 5G connected-infrastructure players both in the region and worldwide.
Billy D’Arcy, CEO of BAI Communications UK, said: “At BAI we are working to connect the unconnected, and this acquisition will play a huge role in assisting us to achieve that goal. With its focus on indoor venues, Vilicom is helping to enhance connectivity for all and by investing in its growth we can transform access to high-speed mobile coverage, not only benefitting businesses, but the UK as a whole.”