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Tech companies merge to offer enhanced cloud telecom services

L-R: Tom Briscombe, Adam Pryce, Wayne Baker and Gary Briscombe

Two telecoms firms from South Wales have merged in order to better offer their clients a real choice in telecoms cloud services that also caters to a flexible working approach. 

Porthlas Communications has merged with the telecoms function of Kane Digital Solutions to form Kane Cloud Communications which will continue to based in Ystrad Mynach.

Cardiff-based Porthlas Communications was established in 2011 by Gary Briscombe following a 30-year career with industry leader Mitel. The newly merged business will be fronted by directors Mr Briscombe, his son Tom along with Adam Pryce and Wayne Baker from Kane Digital Solutions.

Speaking of the merger, Gary said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for both businesses as we come together to offer a cloud-focused service to our customers which also allows us to guide clients to a more blended approach to working following the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We have worked with Kane for a number of years and have cross-referred business to one another, so there was a lot of existing synergy there. It makes perfect sense for the business to come under the new Kane Cloud Communications banner and all existing customers of both previously separate businesses have the opportunity to be migrated onto a comprehensive service platform.”

In addition, Wayne said: “This is a truly exciting development for us. We have worked closely with Gary, Tom and the team for many years and we share the same ethics and customer-focused values. 

“Whilst Kane Digital Solutions will continue as a separate business, we’ll continue to leverage our 30 years’ experience of supporting customers, the telecoms function will now operate entirely via this merger with all customers benefitting from increased support, additional knowledge, experience and buying power.” 

Customers of all parties have been informed, as well as provided with a comprehensive FAQ document. All personnel have been retained as part of the merger. 

Kane Cloud Communications aims to recruit new staff to support the increased customer base.