Capita has reached an agreement with Vodafone UK to acquire its paging service, with Vodafone’s UK-wide paging customer base transferring to Capita’s PageOne business.
This proposed acquisition will extend the future of wide-area paging services in the UK in an increasingly competitive mobile messaging market and enable Capita’s PageOne business to offer its extended range of integrated paging and messaging services to more customers.
PageOne has been operating national paging services on its own independent paging network for 30 years and provides a range of integrated messaging services for corporate and government organisations across the UK.
PageOne will work closely with Vodafone to ensure a smooth transition for customers, including allowing customers to be able to retain their existing pager numbers following migration.
The acquisition is subject to Competition and Markets Authority approval.
Capita is a leading UK provider of technology-enabled customer and business process services and integrated professional support services. With 75,000 people at over 500 sites, including 94 business centres across the UK, Europe, India and South Africa, Capita uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale benefits to transform its clients’ services, driving down costs and adding value. Capita is quoted on the London Stock Exchange (CPI.L), and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 with 2015 revenue of £4.7 billion. Further information on Capita can be found at: www.capita.com.