The Largest Multi-Site Installation of Free Public Wi-Fi in Europe
“We at GGR Communications Group are delighted once again, to be supporting our valued partner, The Jockey Club, in delivering critical infrastructure and technology at all 15 of their racecourses; the largest multi-site installation of free public Wi-Fi in Europe.”
Adrian Clinton – Watkins, Managing Director, GGR Communications.
Welcoming Peter Holdway to GGR Communications, here
for a Week’s Work Experience
6 Year Partnership with Girls’ Day School Trust
A unique family of 23 schools and 2 academies across England and Wales and with more than 19,000 pupils and 3,500 staff, GGR Communications are delighted to be continuing our 6 year partnership, providing their Wi-Fi and LAN infrastructure, and a managed UC service across all 41 sites.
5 Year Partnership with Norton Peskett Solictors
In a number of locations and with an enviable reputation, Norton Peskett has provided legal services to the people and businesses in East Anglia for more than 180 years. GGR Communications are thrilled to be continuing our 5 year partnership, supporting their significant growth and protecting their MPLS network infrastructure for a further 3 years.
Celebrating 24 Years of GGR Communications
“Celebrating 24 years of GGR Today. I’d like to thank everyone at GGR and all our customers over the last 24 years and looking forward to the future.” Adrian Clinton-Watkins, Managing Director.
Our Mud Run Superstars Did It!
Well our team of GGR Mud Run Superstars did it! Congratulations to you all and a huge thank you to all those that donated to our Charity of the Year. Our 10-strong team from GGR Communications weren’t defeated by the 30 very challenging obstacles and raised an incredible £1663 for The MS Society – perfect timing for MS Awareness Week next week.
Proud to be Continuing our 17 Year Partnership with Kinnerton
Delighted to be continuing our 17 year partnership with Kinnerton future-proofing their network infrastructure; new firewalls, increased bandwidth, upgraded back up circuits and now a full managed service across all 10 sites.
GGR Taking Part in the Wild Mud Run Saturday 24th March
Our tough lot at GGR Communications don’t like sitting still – while working hard preparing for The Cheltenham Festival, they’re also training hard for the Wild Mud Run on Saturday 24th March in aid of the MS Society, our charity of the year, which is very dear to our hearts.
To complete it will be an amazing achievement so any donations will be gratefully received at our Just Giving page…
Proud to be Supporting Jockey Club Services
With over 60,000 devices connecting to the Jockey Club Services WiFi at The Cheltenham Festival in 2017 and incredibly with just one access point recording more than 600 concurrent devices, we are proud to be supporting Jockey Club Services again in 2018. GGR Communications manage over 300 permanent and install and manage over 500 temporary WiFi radio transceivers during the Cheltenham Festival alone – our engineers are out there snow or shine making sure your public WiFi experience is a good one!
Proud to be Partnering with MFG Solicitors
Thrilled to be continuing our 12 year partnership with MFG Solicitors future-proofing their network infrastructure across all 6 sites; new routers, new firewalls, upgraded backup circuits and increased internet bandwidth to support their future cloud strategy.
A GGR Event: Future Proof Network & Wireless Infrastructure
Richard Martin, CIO at Ark, a network of 36 schools in the UK and now recognised as one of the highest achieving academy groups in the country, will present an informative and entertaining session on the challenges of delivering IT within education, in both state and independent schools, with multiple sites and supporting thousands of users.
Richard will speak about his latest initiative at Ark in replacing the previously outsourced technicians and managers with local employed staff, but now outsourcing the specialist expertise of networking to GGR Communications.
Now, critical local activities are managed by their own staff but Ark have the added advantage that their high level technical support is now managed by skilled and experienced third party outsourcing.
The presentation takes place on Friday 8th December at 10.00am in the GGR box at Sandown Park Racecourse, and all those considering updating their network infrastructure across multiple sites and/or installing wireless networks, or looking for a managed network provider are invited to attend.
It’s a great opportunity to meet and network with GGR’s existing customers and with members of the GGR team in a relaxed and informal environment, with full hospitality and a few surprises thrown in there too!
Come and see GGR Communications at
The Education IT Forum
The Education Forum is specifically organised for Senior Professionals who are directly responsible for the purchasing of facilities and IT procurement, and those who provide the latest and greatest products and services within the industry – so, it’s the perfect event for GGR!
Hear how our Cisco accredited engineers work with leading school networks and acadamies to streamline their wired and wireless network infrastructures within extremely tight deadlines, across numerous sites, drastically improving performance, reliability and visibility.
Response Provided by GGR Communications to ‘KRACK’
The vulnerability impacts most devices that use WPA2 to connect to a Wi-Fi network. This does not impact just smartphones, laptops and tablets, but also IoT. The most vulnerable so far appears to be Android devices.
Come and see us at the Charity IT Leaders Annual Conference
GGR Communications are proud to attend The Charity IT Leaders Conference 12-13 October. The conference was established in 2000 and it is now widely recognised as the ‘go-to’ event for IT leaders within the charity sector. This annual, multi-day event gives their members opportunities to share knowledge, to discuss changes and challenges within the industry, to network with colleagues within the charity sector, and meet thought leaders not only from the IT domain, but also across business sectors.
Do You Need a Faster, More Secure Cloud Backup Service?
GGR offers a highly customisable and cost effective solution, giving your mission critical data complete protection from a range of risks, such as user errors, hardware failure, security breaches, viruses, and problems with software and hardware updates
Presales Team achieves further CCNA qualifications
Last month, two of the Presales department obtained a Cisco CCNA Wireless Certificate, meaning they both now hold Wi-Fi and Routing and Switching associate qualifications.
GGR re-certifies as a Cisco Premier Partner status for 18th consecutive year
For the 18th year in a row, GGR Communications have re-certified as a Cisco Premier Partner, and this achievement re-validates the capabilities and technical credentials of their engineers.
Public Wi-Fi launch at Sandown Park is a hard-hitting success
GGR Communications and The Jockey Club have joined forces once again to provide outstanding Public Wi-Fi to racegoers and bookmakers during Ladies’ Day and the Coral-Eclipse meeting. Having designed, installed and managed the Public Wi-Fi at Cheltenham and Newmarket racecourses, GGR and The Jockey Club have a wealth of experience in creating large-scale solutions for events such as this.
Newmarket Racecourse celebrates 350th anniversary by launching free public Wi-Fi
Following the success of the public Wi-Fi at Cheltenham Festival, GGR are working with The Jockey Club to roll out free Wi-Fi at a number of their other racecourses. Record speeds were experienced with over 3,000 users connecting to the Wi-Fi each day.
October 25, 2015
GGR awarded ‘Deal of the Year’
The team of talented engineers at GGR were thrilled to receive the award with Adrian Clinton-Watkins, Managing Director at GGR Communications, commenting “This award concludes an exceptionally busy period for the company. I’d like to personally thank the GGR engineering team for their hard work and commitment to the project to ensure that it was delivered on time.
The Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) is the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools and we are delighted to have been instrumental in the successful completion of this major project”.