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Industry MSP
Founded 1996
Headquarters London, UK
Key people
Charles Nasser (CEO)
Claranet network as of 2013

Claranet is a provider of managed ICT services in Western Europe. The company operate 32 data centre facilities and provides managed network services as a network aggregator. Hosted IP voice services are provided through a partnership with BT Wholesale. The company claims revenues of circa GBP 150 million and has 850 staff across 16 offices.

Claranet provides network, hosting and managed application services in the UK, France, Germany, The Netherlands (Benelux), Portugal, and Spain. Charles Nasser founded the ISP in 1996[1] and by 1999 had 150,000 subscribers.[2]

Claranet has grown its business through a number of acquisitions, including Netscalibur in 2003,[3][4] via uk in 2004[5][6] and in 2005 Amen Group, via Europe and Artful.[7][8] In 2012 Claranet acquired Star Technology.[9]


  1. ^ "Charles Nasser". the Guardian. 
  2. ^ "Business: The Economy UK Net millionaires boom".  
  3. ^ "TechWeekEurope UK - Enhancing business with technology - in association with". TechWeekEurope UK. 
  4. ^ "Claranet buys Netscalibur UK to lead sector consolidation". 
  5. ^ "ClaraNet Agrees to Buy VIA.Net Works". 
  6. ^ "Claranet buys VIA NET.WORKS UK for £7.3 million in cash". 
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  8. ^ "Claranet expands into the managed hosting market by buying Artful S.A. in France". 
  9. ^ "Claranet acquires Star - Claranet UK". 

External links

  • Official website

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