Traxe Global Services, part of Xtera Holdings Group based in Texas, USA has chosen Peterborough as the location for its new UK centre, creating eight new jobs and with more in the pipeline.
The company has two divisions: Network Operations with engineers installing and commissioning a variety of telecoms equipment in the UK and abroad. The company is actively engaged in BT’s 21CN network transformation programme, as well as installing broadband multiplexers and routers in BT exchanges on behalf of the larger ISPs. Traxe also installs hi-specification fibre optical equipment around the world for Xtera.
The First Line Maintenance team offers a 24/7 helpdesk and a team of UK-wide field engineers providing first-line technical support for a variety of telecommunications and IT customers.
Peterborough was chosen for a number of key reasons including the advanced telecoms cluster in the East of England, the availability of skilled staff in the region and excellent communication links.
The new base, located in Accent Park at Orton Southgate, is a 40,000 sq. ft modern building incorporating offices, laboratories and training/conference areas.
Paul Crofts, General Manager, Traxe Global Services said: “We considered a number of options before deciding on Peterborough. The premises are ideal for the current size of our operation and our dynamic three year growth plan. Other factors also came into play such as the excellent infrastructure and the well- established telecoms cluster.”
Traxe Global Services was formed in August 2007, following Xtera’s acquisition of two business streams from Alan Dick UK and employs 25 office staff with a flexible team of around 100 field-based engineers depending on demand. The new jobs created are in finance, HR, helpdesk support and project co-ordination. Traxe Global Services has a prestigious portfolio of clients that includes network operators such as BT and Cable & Wireless along with blue chip equipment manufacturers like Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Fujitsu and Motorola.