What a Decade! – SMS Turns 10
It was this month, 10 years ago, when SMS was reborn.
Having been shut down for almost two years, it was the passion and inspiration of our founding shareholders (industry pioneers, entrepreneurs) that brought this hidden gem back to life. They truly believed that SMS could be a successful, leading teleport – A vision I completely bought into 3 years later, when I joined the company.
Nowadays, there is little memory of the abandoned, neglected site we acquired 10 years ago. With a strong will and continuous investment we have expanded, built and recruited, transforming SMS into the largest independent Teleport in the UK.
With additional land acquired, our premises now span over 6 acres. We have built 18 new antennas, capable of reaching over 70 satellites from 60º East to 58º West. We have staffed our state of the art teleport with fantastic engineers, a 24×7 NOC, admin and facilities – all dedicated to providing first class service to a growing customer base across the globe.
10 years, and I couldn’t be prouder.
Big thanks to our customers who have partnered with us along the way.
Big thanks to the Teleport team who do a fantastic job, around the clock.
Big thanks to our shareholders for their vision and faith.
And marking our 10th anniversary, 10 numbered facts:
One big happy family
Two new antennas were built in 2016
Three new Satellites are now accessible through our Teleport
Four new TDMA networks have been deployed at SMS since the beginning of the year
Five hundred meters of power cables were used to commission the new UPS systems at SMS earlier this year
Six new 1:1 SSPA systems installed at the Teleport in the past 12 months
Seven years of growth and expansion
Eight new employees in the past 2 years
Nine new goslings born at the Teleport this year
Ten years of business and many more to come!