Equity Networks acquires Centric Systems & Centricomms

Equity Networks has kicked off a buy and build campaign with the acquisition of Cookham Dean-based Centric Systems and its hosted VoIP and connectivity sister company Centricomms for an undisclosed sum. "This is the first of a number of planned acquisitions, all based around a robust recurring revenue model," said Marcos Reid, Director and co-owner, Equity Networks.

Rising star car racer takes the flag

Rising star car racer Josh Webster, son of Nine Wholesale MD Nick, secured a first win for the Renault RSO1 in the GT Open Series and his second win at Spa on May 23rd.


Marketing matters

Clear vision identifies stand out brands

By Elvire Gosnold, Director, Blabbermouth Marketing: New business start-ups usually have a limited budget and an eagerness to grow the company with a strong focus on sales rather than setting the foundations for an identity and clear vision.

Company Profile

Guided by self-belief

Here follows a lesson in advanced determination, by Shahram Baherzadeh, Managing Director at Essex-based Loop Voice & Data.

Business Interview

Entrepreneur aims for market shake-up

Serial entrepreneur Russell Lux thrives on a perpetual craving for winning ever greater sales, so not for nothing is the CEO's launch of TelcoSwitch a matter of significant channel interest.

Market Review

Strong case for ‘unified intelligence’ in the lexicon

While call management rides the crest of a cutting edge technological wave, the term ‘call management' is stuck in reverse. Here, we argue the case for a new, more fitting name, ‘unified intelligence', to take its rightful place in the comms wordbook.

Business in Focus

Comms sector review

Philip Carse, industry analyst at Megabuyte.com, reports on the recent trading performances of leading companies operating in the comms space.

Company in Focus

Hare on course for mass rural fibre build

Anyone seeking a foretaste of how rural communities will be connected in the future need look no further than the activities and ambitions of pure fibre network builder Gigaclear, according to Chief Executive Matthew Hare.

Case Study

Aberdeen project shows the industry at its best

Having completed a number of Gigabit City projects the message to the industry from CityFibre is that whatever the connectivity challenge where viable, ‘we aim to build', and Aberdeen was no exception.

Business Profile

Marston’s sets the bar

The telecommunications arm of pub retailing business and brewer Marston's PLC is gearing up for channel expansion following a period of sustained and significant growth, according to Head of Telecoms Rob Derbyshire.

News Feature

Why billing platforms take centre stage

The capabilities of billing systems will only be curbed by a lack of imagination and investment - such is their potential as a true platform for integration and innovation.

Recruitment Focus

Summer recruitment market cools before BREXIT

It's not exactly big news to announce that the impending vote is having its impact on the UK job market, writes Clive Jefferys of recruiter JMA Network.

M2M Matters

Channel finds its feet in race to M2M

Analyst projections on the boundless revenue potential for M2M continue to spill forth, but the channel's ability to deliver on the promise has been limited - until now.

Technology News

Poll

Special Feature

Elevate heightens billing expectations

Not surprisingly, billing platform pioneers have gone in precisely the direction of the industry, led by the cloud, big data and security, and, like Strategic Imperatives, they have themselves become agents of change.

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