Black Box and Nextivity to Showcase Smart Cellular Coverage Solutions at Networkshop 2023

READING, England June 5, 2023 — Black Box®, a global IT solutions provider, is joining with Nextivity to showcase leading-edge technology solutions and managed IT services for the digital campus during Networkshop 2023, June 14-15 at the NTU Events and Conferencing Centre in Nottinghamshire. Experts from the two companies will focus on how the implementation of the Nextivity CEL-FI suite of smart cellular coverage solutions can address key requirements for students, educators, researchers and administrators across the modern educational environment.

"Our goal is to deliver human-centric technology solutions that meet current needs while supporting adaptation and future growth, as these types of agile solutions play an increasingly important role in today's learning facilities and across campuses," said Matt Thomas, vice president and general manager EMEA at Black Box. "Nextivity's award-winning, end-to-end CEL-FI cellular coverage solution is a vital enabler of connected solutions in the educational setting, not only enhancing the learning experience but also elevating security campus-wide. We look forward to showcasing our joint offering at this year's Networkshop event."

Leveraging leading-edge communications, collaboration, networking and security technologies, Black Box designs, deploys and manages IT for fast, reliable rollout of end-to-end solutions ranging from classroom technology to complete network infrastructures for large university campuses. These solutions support educational institutions by addressing the increasing need for IT security, access and activity monitoring, social media learning, multimedia as a teaching tool, gamification as a lesson component, and distance learning.

At Networkshop, Black Box will feature wireless connectivity (Wi-Fi 6, Active DAS Hybrid), structured cabling, network optimization, unified communications and campus AV solutions. Black Box wraps these solutions in end-to-end services that allow educators, researchers and administrators to focus on education while IT is fully supported.

"Providing uniform, high-quality cellular signals throughout any building and scalability as needed, Nextivity's CEL-FI solutions solve critical voice and data coverage issues in the education sector," said Colin Abrey, vice president of strategic accounts at Nextivity. "In addition to ensuring the robust cellular performance essential to reliable, secure and worry-free education delivery, our solutions offer unmatched ease of installation — an ideal fit for implementation across a campus. Our partnership with Black Box offers schools and universities across the U.K. and Ireland with best-in-class services essential for teachers to teach and students to learn."

Networkshop brings together the IT and security communities in education, research and beyond to share technical solutions and success while looking ahead at the infrastructure change that is essential to enable digital transformation. More information about the event is online at

Further information about Black Box and its full solution portfolio is available at

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About Nextivity

Nextivity, Inc. makes the world's most intelligent, powerful and easy-to-use cellular, public safety and private networking coverage solutions that advance connectivity and allow people and businesses to achieve their most ambitious goals. Nextivity solutions include the popular CEL-FI products, which are powered by the proprietary IntelliBoost chip. IntelliBoost uses digital signal-processing to enhance cellular performance in real-time and deliver unbeatable coverage for organizations, homes and vehicles in over 100 countries. All Nextivity solutions are unconditionally network-safe and used by over 200 mobile network operators globally. Nextivity is headquartered in San Diego, CA, USA. Visit Nextivity at and follow the company on LinkedIn.

About Black Box

Black Box® is a trusted IT solutions provider delivering cutting-edge technology solutions and world-class consulting services to businesses across the globe. The breadth of our global reach, continuous innovation, and depth of our expertise accelerate customer success by bringing people, ideas and technology together to solve real-world business problems. Our IT infrastructure solutions, services and products enable secure, flawless connectivity and meaningful collaboration for businesses in every major market across six continents. 

To learn more, visit the Black Box website at Follow the company on Twitter @BlackBox_ns. Black Box® and the Double Diamond logo are registered trademarks of BB Technologies Inc.

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Matt Thomas, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Black BoxMatt Thomas,
Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Black Box

Colin Abrey, Vice President Of Strategic Accounts at NextivityColin Abrey,
Vice President Of Strategic Accounts at Nextivity

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