Derek Phillips – Managing Director, The Clarus Networks Group
As we approach the conclusion of another year, I reflect with great pride and enthusiasm on the outstanding accomplishments of The Clarus Networks Group in 2023. It has been a year of unparalleled success, marked by remarkable growth, strategic expansions, and impactful collaborations.
Our collective efforts have propelled us to our most successful year to date, as we achieved a remarkable increase in revenue, exceeding 300%. This financial achievement speaks volumes about the dedication and hard work of every member of our team. This impressive growth is further evidenced by the many new contract wins with globally recognised names across various countries. These contracts not only reflect our expanding global footprint but also underscore our ability to deliver exceptional solutions across diverse industries, marking a significant stride in our journey of growth and innovation.
Team Development and Expertise:
The heart of our success lies in the exceptional people who make up The Clarus Networks Group. We have almost tripled our headcount in the past 12 months, making significant investments in strengthening our finance, sales, and technical support teams. This expansion not only broadens our skill set but also positions us for even greater success in the future.
Global Expansion and Industry Leadership:
Our biggest leap this year was the launch of Starlink for our customers, propelling us into new territories across the globe. The establishment of our dedicated maritime team in Norwich, alongside the development of the industry’s leading customer management platform and control centre, showcases our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction.
Collaborating with the UK Government and OneWeb, we played a pivotal role in providing internet access to some of the UK’s most challenging areas through the ‘Very Hard to Reach Premises’ programme. This initiative underscores our dedication to making a positive impact on communities and bridging the digital divide.
Our commitment to staying at the forefront of technology is evident in our continued development of our Private 5G offering. Our official partnership with Celona has enabled us to provide cutting-edge 5G LAN solutions, meeting the evolving needs of our customers.
Our SD-WAN solution, which seamlessly integrates with both Starlink and OneWeb is rapidly gaining traction across various sectors, especially in maritime, where its robust and efficient connectivity is paramount. The deployments of this solution are accelerating, showcasing its versatility and effectiveness. Looking ahead to 2024, we anticipate widespread adoption of this technology, as it continues to demonstrate its value in enhancing communications and network management across diverse industries.
Boost Pro continues to strengthen its reputation by deploying the latest versions of our hybrid active and passive distributed antenna systems (DAS) for cellular signal enhancement. These deployments span various sectors, with a continued emphasis on the NHS, where our solutions are particularly beneficial. In healthcare settings, including hospitals, our technology is not only vital for patient communication but also for healthcare staff devices and telemedicine applications. This focus on improving connectivity in critical healthcare environments underscores our commitment to innovation and societal impact.
Looking Ahead to 2024:
As we step into the new year, we anticipate the completion of our Innovation Centre, a testament to our dedication to continuous improvement. This state-of-the-art facility will serve as a customer test bed for all of our current and future planned technologies.
Furthermore, our expansion into new territories in the US, LATAM and Oceania reflects our ambition to reach new heights and serve a broader global audience. Exciting developments in the rail connectivity space further solidify our position as industry leaders, and we look forward to sharing more news on this front soon.
A Heartfelt Thank You:
These achievements wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering commitment of our exceptional team, the trust of our valued customers, the collaboration of our esteemed partners, and the support of our dedicated suppliers. As we celebrate the milestones of 2023, I extend my deepest gratitude to each and every one of you.
Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and trust in The Clarus Networks Group. Together, we have made this year truly extraordinary, and I am confident that the coming years will bring even more success and prosperity.
Wishing you all a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year.
The Clarus Networks Group