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  • Salem Chapel, 11-15 Hunslet Road, Leeds, LS10 1JQ
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01133 20 30 40
  • Size: Small business (i.e. employing less than 250 people)

aql is one of the UK’s most innovative telecoms operators and a ‘hidden enabler’ of the smart city. Working across messaging, voice, data centre, connectivity and M2M & IoT, aql securely connects people, organisations and things to make society better.

Our wholesale focus means we usually serve the end customer in partnership with other technology suppliers, such as systems integrators, specialist telecommunications operators and internet service providers.

We also supply direct to larger enterprise who manage the integration function in-house. We have almost 20 years' experience in the integration of our services to help streamline B2B and B2C communications. We strive to serve the accelerated digital needs of global businesses.

Our goal is to help businesses and cities keep pace with the latest technological changes by leveraging the power of high bandwidth, secure storage, mobile connectivity and innovation. We are at the heart of smart city initiatives, from the secure SIM cards embedded in remote devices to providing data centre space for e-health, logistics and security sectors.

  • aql builds and operates specialist 5G networks for tests, trials and production environments -> more info 
  • Additionally, aql operates enabling satellite infrastructure - such as Spaceman
  • aql believes that by Powering a Connected Society through our enabling technology, we can create more efficient, smarter, more resilient cities. We do this to build a better future for all.
  • We provide the scaleable, developer-friendly engine to your connected data projects.

Additional Services Include:

-Datacentre services
-International fibre networks
-Fibre to ports and offshore/oil rigs
-5G Network-as-a-Service
-Satellite Teleport services - aql owns: 
-Low latency network design 4G/5G/IX
-GSMA Member Services - IR.21/AA.73
-Neutral Host / Carrier Neutral Infrastructure (fixed / wireless)
-Access to third party fibre networks / Dark Fibre including Rail Networks, Offshore Platforms
-Inmarsat Partner

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aql Testbeds & trials

aql Key Contacts
  • Andy Brown
    VP - Service Management and 5G Delivery
  • Shelley Langan-Newton
    Managing Director
    BlueWave Communications Ltd
  • Melanie Johnson-Holliday
    Head of PR & Marketing