25 May 2004
Equinox Converged Solutions Ltd has secured £11m investment from Apax Partners.
Equinox provides the public and education sectors in London with high capacity broadband connections and a wide range of managed services, including local area and wide area networking, internet services, enhanced managed telephony and unified messaging.
In partnership with the London Grid for Learning, a consortium of all 33 London Borough Local Education Authorities, Equinox has designed and built one of the world's largest Ethernet Metropolitan Area Networks to serve Londons schools. Over 1,500 schools are already connected to the network at speeds of up to 100MB per second, with around 100 schools being added every month. Customers also include 9 London Borough Councils, more than 50 libraries, independent schools and other educational and public sector establishments.