Cogent Distribution becomes UK partner for SIAE Microelettronica


Connectivity distributor, Cogent Distribution (Cogent), has become a UK value-added distributor for SIAE Microelettronica, a leader in wireless transport technology. Cogent will primarily focus on SIAE Microelettronica’s high capacity long range communication link solutions. The full outdoor solutions are particularly well-suited to the education sector including colleges and universities, as they can be deployed with minimal infrastructure, including roof-top deployments.

The move sees Cogent add SIAE Microelettronica solutions to its carefully chosen portfolio and is further evidence of the distributor’s ambitious growth plans to provide additional, complementary carrier class products to its catalogue.

SIAE Microelettronica has a world class reputation in delivering wireless solutions and its expertise together with its state-of-the-art technology solutions put it in the enviable position of being ranked No.1 leading microwave vendor.

SIAE Microelettronica provides carrier class solutions which are used by the leading Global Network Operators and has successfully deployed thousands of microwave & millimetre links in the UK & Ireland.

With over 60 years of experience in the industry its radio solutions are designed & manufactured in Milan, Italy. SIAE Microelettronica carries out extensive R&D and continues to be at the forefront of innovation. AES 256 Encryption and security features are provided on all of its latest MW and MMW radio solutions making them** well-suited for mission-critical and sensitive data networks

Cogent’s SIAE Microelettronica product portfolio ranges from millimetre wave radio to standard frequencies dual core microwave radio solutions for a capacity range spanning 100Mbps to 20Gbps. This new offering satisfies medium-sized private networks by delivering fibre-like capacity connectivity needs and enables the growth and independency of enterprise data networks.

Commenting on the appointment Jim Kernahan, Managing Director, Cogent Distribution: “Earlier this year we recognised a gap in the Cogent product line for a high capacity long-range input communication link solution, an area which SIAE Microelettronica excels in, so as we had a long-standing relationship we began planning how we could work together to fill this gap. Working with SIAE Microelettronica gives us access to a wide range of resources including technical support, training, seminars and consulting and we’re delighted to be on board and can’t wait to channel these solutions to our customer base.”

Commenting on the appointment for SIAE Microelettronica, Steve Goddard, UK & Ireland Business Development Manager, “We are extremely pleased to be working with an established and recognised connectivity specialist company such as Cogent Distribution and we are excited at the prospect of the growth our collaboration will bring.”

For further information on Cogent Distribution Limited and its product range or to enquire about becoming a partner, please visit or call 01635 917 722.