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By Russell Horton - plc acquired Qualitel in April 2014 and since joining the group they have enjoyed great success with the period up to 2016 being their best ever for growth and for recognition of the quality of mobile services offered.

Qualitel are experts in all areas of voice and data communications for business, specifically mobile, fixed line, applications, hosted and connectivity solutions. Qualitel’s strength lies in the provision of mobile solutions and will act as the mobile specialist division within the Elite group.

As an independent provider, including Qualitel is best placed to offer the advice that you need in order to make the best communication decisions for your company needs. We will not only save you money in the short, medium and long term but also act as a long term partner for advice and guidance.

In August 2016 Qualitel were awarded Platinum Partner of the Year at the Vodafone Partner of the Year Awards.

Vodafone has around 220 partners across the UK of which just approximately 12 have platinum status. The award criteria was based upon Qualitel’s capability and strength across multiple solution streams including mobile and fixed line services (in particular IPVPN and One Net).

Qualitel's latest award follows a succession of achievements in the period 2014-2016.

In 2015 they were promoted by Vodafone from Gold to Platinum Partner status as well as receiving the Gold Partner of the Year award. Qualitel also announced in April 2016 that they had delivered record financial results since forming in 2003.

In March of 2016, Qualitel were awarded Partner of the Year by leading mobile airtime distributor, Chess Telecom, through which Qualitel connects its customers to the O2 network. mobile limited

After a highly successful two years of growth since the acquisition, Qualitel is supporting a wider base of customers across the Elite group for their mobile requirements and Elite are delivering their non-mobile services to support Qualitel’s customer base. In order to give clarity to clients to inform that Elite and Qualitel are working together to deliver comprehensive unified communications, Qualitel are rebranding as of 1st November 2016 to be mobile limited.

The team remains under the leadership of Mike Ridgway and has its centre of excellence for mobile based in Staffordshire.


About Elite Telecom

Elite Telecom specialises in bespoke business telecoms and unified communications solutions, and is the only telecoms business to feature four times in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100. As expansion and growth have always been at the heart of our business, this acquisition has given us a great opportunity to bring together the best that both Elite and Qualitel have to offer. is the leading unified communications supplier with over 150 staff members located across seven offices in London, Chorley, Derby and Madrid. 


What does this mean for the customer?

The Qualitel team remain in place as mobile centre of excellence, combining with our 21C division under the mobile banner.

Previous email addresses will now become Qualitel’s website will also change to

Customers will continue to enjoy the same high quality service, account managers and contact points, as it is fundamentally a rebrand of the Qualitel name.

Clients billed by Qualitel will alter to be billed from mobile limited, which is the same legal entity and registered company, only with a name change.

For more information on the award winning Mobile products and services, please see here.

About Russell Horton

Russell joined Elite in 2014 at an exciting time for the company, having acquired 9 companies and grown to over £30m turnover by 2014 Elite has embarked on the next stage of its evolution, Russell’s role as COO is to help lead Elite in delivering on its long term vision. With over 21 years of experience covering mobile, IT, landline services, connectivity, telephone systems and software development, and prior roles including Group Operations Director, Managing Director, Commercial Director and CIO, Russell brings fresh insight and solutions to complement the Elite Board.