Since 2018, UK Connect has provided many of Cala Group’s construction site offices and sales suites with rapid Cellular Broadband connectivity.

After working closely together for so many years, UK Connect is excited to announce the two companies have signed an exclusive national contract, which finds UK Connect expanding its offering to all Cala Group sites, with the latest 5G connectivity and Managed I.T. solutions.

Like many housebuilders, prior to taking on UK Connect’s I.T. solutions in 2018, Cala Group relied on traditional wired infrastructure and connectivity, such as Copper and Fibre Broadband to power its construction sites, both of which can take many months for utility providers to install and to go live. UK Connect’s Cellular Broadband solution resolves this issue as it can be installed in just a few days, enabling Cala’s teams to have full connectivity and fast communication from day one.

In addition to UK Connect’s Cellular Broadband solution, Cala Group will now also be provided with a range of flexible Managed I.T. solutions that are secure, scalable, Enterprise grade and fit for the future, helping to support the housebuilders’ business objectives.

As part of this exclusive national deal, UK Connect will provide Cala Group with:

• Fully Managed I.T. Services

UK Connect will take full responsibility for the end-to-end deployment and ongoing support of the I.T. solutions and product portfolio being deployed on Cala Group construction sites. UK Connect will provide day one connectivity via Cradlepoint’s 5G Enterprise-Grade routers, wireless connectivity through a partnership with Ruckus networks, VoIP telephony solutions and onsite I.T. hardware.

Cradlepoint are the world’s foremost expert in wireless Edge solutions with the ability to unlock the power of 4G LTE and 5G cellular networks, while Ruckus pushes the boundaries of communications technology to create the world’s most advanced Wi-Fi networks.

• Full Set-up

UK Connect will ensure all Cala Group’s onsite I.T. resources are fully installed, set-up and configured from day one.

• 24/7 Support

Lastly, UK Connect will provide 24/7 proactive and reactive support, via a Network Operations Centre (NOC) and I.T. Support Helpdesk, ensuring Cala Group has access to an always-on service. Furthermore, UK Connect’s national network of professional engineering teams will be available to support Cala Group’s nationwide I.T needs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

PJ Farr, managing director at UK Connect, said: “We are delighted that Cala Group has chosen us as its national exclusive Managed I.T. Service Provider for its construction sites. As a longstanding customer of ours, we have built a trusted relationship with Cala’s central I.T. operations and regional businesses and are excited to be building on this relationship over the coming years. Our unrivalled technology solutions, combined with our national network engineering teams, means that we are in a fantastic position to support Cala’s sites across the UK.”

Matt Cavanagh, IT director at Cala Group, said: “In order to meet the needs and expectations of our customers, communities, and our people, it’s important that we continually invest in improving our business. “At Cala, we are embracing change by digitising our site processes and customer experience. We want to enable our teams to work flexibly with the best-in-class tools to help us connect, collaborate and communicate more easily, wherever we are. By employing the best systems, Cala is ensuring we continue to give our team and our customers a great experience, a top priority for us as a housebuilder.

“All of this must be underpinned by reliable, day-one connectivity, so we are delighted to continue to work with UK Connect to help us achieve these goals.”