RDS Global

RDS brings superfast broadband to Friar Gate

Press Release   •   Oct 03, 2016 09:51 BST

Established leader in IT services RDS Global, has laid leased-line technology which gives businesses on Derby’s Friar Gate access to superfast broadband for the first time.

The upgrade is a significant improvement and speeds will be at least five times faster. Robert Kay, the group’s technical director, stated that the faster speeds would carry the additional benefit of allowing for internet telephony and IP CCTV. “Due to the fast moving pace of the industry, companies are now benefiting from more reliable, flexible and cost effective methods of telephony, whilst we have seen a sharp rise in IP CCTV, which allows managers to view and review camera footage from the comfort of their PC, tablet or smart phone. The faster internet speeds perfectly compliment this new approach towards complete IT convergence.”

RDS Global covers the full spectrum of IT services and solutions and prides itself on helping companies understand their IT requirements, delivering the right products and services and removing the complexities and issues that frustrate.

RDS Global was established in 1997, originating from the IT department of a Derby-based automotive dealer group. Focussing first on providing tailored network services; IT support, cloud, hardware and consultancy solutions were soon added to our solution portfolio in response to customer requirements.

The business continued to develop, building on our customer service focus, ‘issue ownership’ principles and extending our technical capabilities to meet growing demand. In November 2013, a management buy-out provided us with the opportunity and investment to extend the range of market sectors we serve, supporting single and multi-site SME customers locally and nationally.

In 2015, RDS Global merged with telecom and security product specialists Future Technologies – a strategic move for both companies and which extended our range of solutions and services. The addition of complementary products; digital access control and CCTV, telecom and convergence technologies, has enabled us to be the ‘go-to’ company for a wider range of our customers’ requirements.

We now support 4,000 users in 200 locations across the UK, serving our customers in sectors which include automotive retail, builders’ merchants, care homes, hotel and hospitality and professional services