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Single Digits Acquires the Wireless Division of BSGFebruary 4, 2020
Strengthening The Company’s Position in Next Generation Wireless Connectivity.
BEDFORD, NH, JANUARY 2020 – Since 2003, Single Digits has been a leader in delivering highly scalable, reliable enterprise-class wireless network solutions and services for property owners, operators, and partners. Today Single Digits announces the acquisition of BSG Wireless and takes a major step forward in establishing a global leadership position in the paradigm shift in wireless connectivity that includes the convergence of 5G cellular, Wi-Fi 6, and NGH (Next Generation Hotspot), creating connectivity experiences previously not possible.
The combination of Single Digits’ OneConnectTM technology platform, global services and support organization with BSG Wireless’ wireless connectivity, location and identity services will enable customers and partners to remain seamlessly and securely connected as they move between a growing array of managed, stove-piped wireless networks, access technologies and IoT enabled devices – ultimately delivering on the promise of the Single Digits ‘Connected Life ExperienceTM (CLE)’.
The rapid evolution of wireless technologies has increased user expectations for being reliably, securely, and seamlessly connected wherever they are, while at the same time leveraging their identity for wireless engagement tailored to their unique needs. Currently in the U.S. there are approximately 8 networked devices per person1, a number expected to climb to 13.6 per person by 2022. Single Digits is uniquely positioned to address these rapidly growing needs and expectations.
These important enhancements to the customer connectivity experience are equaled only by the revenue opportunities created through the ability of carriers and network owners to offer new peer business opportunities and consumer services. Additionally, BSG Wireless customers will also gain the opportunity to establish incremental revenue streams to enable data roaming at their properties and to off-load cellular data traffic at Single Digits operated Wi-Fi networks, taking advantage of leading edge Wi-Fi technologies including Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint® and Wi-Fi 6 to deliver a seamless experience to their subscribers.
“BSG has developed an excellent reputation for enabling its customers with wireless roaming access and technology. Acquiring BSG Wireless affirms Single Digits’ commitment to enabling a higher quality, higher value wireless connectivity experience for our customers,” says Steve Singlar, Single Digits’ CEO. “It’s time for a standards-based approach for roaming across wireless networks and to evolve the LAN experience across the global connectivity footprint. Cellular 5G, Wi-Fi 6 and the availability of additional wireless spectrum are fueling the opportunity to deliver a ubiquitous wireless experience. Integrating BSG Wireless’ underlying technologies enables Single Digits to seize that opportunity.”
ABOUT BSG WIRELESS
BSG Wireless is an innovative Wi-Fi solutions provider, delivering comprehensive solutions to carriers that want to build, manage, monetize and market their wireless services securely and efficiently. For more than ten years, BSG Wireless has been providing services that range from connection and hotspot clients to network interconnection services including data and financial clearing. BSG Wireless helps some of the world’s leading wireless operators manage their global wireless roaming footprint, location directories, payment gateway and credential issuance systems to ensure a reliable, secure and seamless customer experience.
ABOUT SINGLE DIGITS
Single Digits is a leading provider of intelligent managed networks, next generation WiFi solutions, High-Speed Internet Access management and global support solutions. The company offers complete guest and resident internet and connectivity solutions, including components of IP network design, engineering, professional services, ongoing maintenance, networking monitoring, multi-lingual support, revenue reporting and authentication tracking. Single Digits currently serves over 3300 customers across the hospitality, student housing, MDU, transportation, and federal and municipal government facilities. Single Digits was acquired in 2018 by GI Partners, a leading private equity firm. This is the fifth strategic acquisition for Single Digits under GI Partners’ ownership. For more information, please visit www.singledigits.com.
ABOUT GI PARTNERS
GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco. The firm has raised over $20 billion in capital from leading institutional investors across the globe. GI Partners’ private equity team focuses on investments in the IT Infrastructure, Healthcare, Software, and Services sectors. For more information on GI Partners and its entire portfolio, please visit www.gipartners.com.
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1 NCTA, February 2019