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Our Journey

Our business was established in 1979 and since that time we have helped our customer’s evolve with leading edge telecommunication technologies. Explore more about our history, below…
Jan 1979
Kenton History
Kenton was founded

Kenton Research Limited

 Kenton Research was founded to service and supply BT with built-to-specification products for their telecom operations.  Soon after winning this contract, we began manufacturing our own products including bridges, gateways and ancillary voice products. 

April 1994
Kenton History
Microtel Established


Set up as a specialist in signalling, Microtel was quickly established as a key technology supplier for multiple national infrastructure projects.  The portfolio quickly grew to include many complimentary voice and data gateways, adaptors and more.

Jan 2011
Connectivity Provisioning
Kenton AccessNet

Kenton Accessnet Logo

Kenton AccessNet (KA) was formed to provide specialist telecommunications solutions and services. An Ofcom licensed operator with a  focus on quality.  Certifications included ISO9001, 27001, 14001 certifications with services CESG GCN 2-2-4 assured to meet the exacting requirements for Public Sector Networks.

December 2014
Data & Voice
Kenton Data & Voice
Kenton Data and Voice

Kenton Data and Voice (KDV) specialises in the supply of solutions that enable routed data, VoIP and application services. From manufacture and support through to deployment, KDV was the birthplace of our current provisioning portal.

Feb 2015
Kenton Design & Technology
Microtel becomes KDT
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Over 20+ years of design and development of bespoke products for carrier, utility and transport sectors. The new unit added a large number of system integrators to its portfolio.

March 2015
Kenton Group is born
The Kenton Group is born
Kenton Group

The Kenton Group is created as a leading UK provider of technology and services to government, utilities and the telecoms industry.

March 2016
Optical & Fibre Division Opens
Kenton Optical & Fibre Technologies
Kenton Optical Fibre Technologies (KOFT) provides optical networking and fibre solutions for carriers, service providers, enterprises and public sector organisations.
May 2021
The Kenton Group becomes the face of the business
One vision, one company.


In 2021 the five business units were brought back under a single brand - The Kenton Group.

Our Mission:-

  • Within the next five years our mission is to be recognised as the UK’s leading partner for communication solutions.
  • We will provide transparency between our customers and supplier base.
  • Our mission is to demonstrate significant business value to current and potential customers by applying innovative technology solutions and services.

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