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Iomart Acquires United Communications

Iomart, a Glasgow-based cloud computing company, has acquired United Communications for £11 million. Iomart will pay £7.5m in cash on completion, with

new appointment appointed

Furness Joins Claranet as Operations Director

Managed services provider (MSP) Claranet has appointed Ian Furness as the Operations Director for its UK business. Stepping into the position, which w

Manchester horizon

8×8 Increases Northern Presence

8x8 will be opening a new office in Manchester as it continues to expand its UK-based operations. The company’s new Northern office will support custo


Orkney Islands Get Connected!

A series of causeways built on the wartime orders of Churchill in the 1940s are playing a vital part in the roll-out of high speed fibre broadband for

Steel works construction

BHC Refreshes Comms with VIA

BHC has modernised how its entire workforce talks to each other on a daily basis. The South Lanarkshire-based company substituted its existing Mitel t


Deloitte Recognise VoiceHost’s Impressive 818% Growth

VoiceHost has announced that it ranked 21st in the UK and 1st in the Cambridgeshire and East region within the Deloitte UK Technology Fast 50 awards,

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BDR Voice & Data Launches Partner Programme

BDR Voice & Data Solutions have launched their Partner Programme. The channel partner programme allows partners access to a wide range of solutions, t

Contract win

Intouch Advance Awarded 4 Year Contract

Intouch Advance has been awarded a 4-year contract for the supply of turnkey telecoms services to UK mail order fulfilment company, East Yorkshire-bas

data centre

Hoque Plans to Disrupt Data Centre Market

The North West’s data centre, cloud and hosting market has seen further expansion with new entrant Datacentreplus joining the growing digital scene wi

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Olive Install One Net at Belle Vue

Belle Vue Girls Specialist Academy has deployed a unified telephony business communications solution, designed and installed by Olive Communications w


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Comms Business Interactive – November 2015

In This Issue

This month’s features include: 2016 Predictions, Portal Showdown, and The Mobile Office.



Devices – November 2015

Blackberry is back this month with a new piece of hardware called the Priv! There is still a fair bit of anticipation when new Blackberry devices hit


Graduates – Not Just for the Big Boys

Graduate recruitment schemes have typically been reserved for  large telecom IT vendors and network operators such as BT and Vodafone. These programme


Case Study: Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd

Market Sector: Finance Business Function: Investment Banking across Equity, Fixed Income, Equity & Debt Capital Markets and Global Convertible Bond


Modernising Private Wires

Hugh Cumberland, Capital Markets Solution Manager at Colt says that it is high time for Private Wires to be brought into the 21st Century in the finan


Happy Days Are Here Again!

There’s a lot going on at Manchester’s Trust Distribution of late – we were invited along to their 10th Birthday bash last month but not their channel


Looking Ahead – A Nexus of Forces meets The Third Platform?

Any attempt to look over the horizon from a ground level position is fraught with danger and full of uncertainty and the further you try and look the


Mystery Caller – November 2015

Our Mystery Caller is experiencing some pretty gross bill shock this month. His team are spending more time abroad than ever and are racking up huge b


Going Over The Top

It’s not just SIP trunks that provide network overlay features and services as we report on the market for inbound call services. You could say that


The SIP Phone Market is Sizzling!

Comms Business Magazine examines the latest products on the market from budget handsets to top end feature phones as well as soft phone variants to pr


Making Strides in M2M

The industry has been brandishing M2M and the Internet of Things about like it’s going to be The Second Coming and in a not so distant future everythi