Communication provider Connectus Group is to open a new office within the AJ Bell Stadium and will be delivering a series of network, telephony and Wi-Fi upgrades to the stadium management team and those organisations also operating on the site.
The tools provided by Connectus will allow for more efficient business operations as part of a contract to provide managed services for up to five years.
The AJ Bell Stadium, built in 2010 and opened in 2011, was an equal, joint venture between Peel Land & Property and Salford City Council. Today it is home to rugby union side Sale Sharks, rugby league Salford Red Devils as well as 10 additional companies.
Further to a range of auxiliary services, Connectus will be increasing the scope and robustness of the connectivity and VoIP services to the business tenants along with providing match day and large event support.
Connectus Group CEO, Roy Shelton, said, “Our focus on providing an end-to-end customer experience and building long-term value for our customers is of paramount importance to us, the benefits of which is clearly recognised by the team at AJ Bell Stadium. We are delighted to extend and build upon our current agreement by consolidating all other services from incumbent providers into one easily maintained managed services contract.”
Councillor David Lancaster, a Council nominated director speaking on behalf of COSCOS, said: “The stadium is delighted to be working with the Connectus team, bringing a host of opportunities to the tenants of the A J Bell Stadium through the roll out of next generation, feature-rich technology. This is also a pivotal moment for supporters and visitors of the stadium, as we enhance their experience through access to the upgraded service.”
The contract represents another stride forward for Connectus who are establishing themselves as a leading provider of next-generation business services across the north of England.
The business, now with offices in Greater Manchester and Doncaster, provides a full spectrum of superfast, cost-effective business broadband solutions and ultrafast dedicated full fibre connectivity. In addition, they also offer cutting-edge collaboration tools and VoIP telephony, expert consultation for legal compliance, and fully-managed cyber security services.