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Market for broadband managed services set to mushroom

Broadband providers must look to broadband managed services to sustain SME spend in Western Europe. A new report by Analysys shows that while expenditure by SMEs (businesses with 10–500 employees) on broadband access is expected to peak in 2009, the market for broadband managed services is set for a period of robust growth.

Ofcom relaxes regulation on large business fixed-line telecoms

Competition in the large business fixed-line telecoms market is set to hot up following Ofcom`s proposal to relax certain regulation. The watchdog says that BT`s rivals can now offer exchange line services to large businesses which are replicable to those that BT Retail could offer.

Nimans offers Avaya dealers installation & maintenance facilities

Nimans is to offer dealers installation and maintenance facilities for Avaya communications equipment – on a joint or independent basis.

Comms revenues under threat from new players like Google

New players, such as Skype and Google, are successfully fostering novel forms of communication among online communities, potentially posing a major threat to core communications revenues. The usage associated with these services, while predominantly incremental at present, will increasingly replace traditional communications services, according to a new report consultancy firm Analysys.

Datapulse embarks on solutions reseller hunt

Reading-based solutions provider Datapulse is on the hunt for more resellers. The channel accounts for 85-90% of the Datapulse`s business and the company is planning to  achieve revenues of £16-17m by Q4 this year with the help of ambitious solutions-orientated resellers.

purechannels launches partner programme

Purechannels has launched its first innovative loyalty programmes developed to motivate and reward channel partners.

NextiraOne Ireland provides network for Irish Parliament

NextiraOne Ireland has deployed an Alcatel-Lucent converged IP network for the Irish National Parliament (Oireachtas) to improve the communications services that can be delivered to users - irrespective of their location.

Daisy director named as latest appointee to Otelo

Nelson-based Daisy Communications` commercial director, Tony Dixon, is the latest appointee to the Office of the Telecommunications Ombudsman, Otelo.

Dixon has been with daisy since its formation in 2001, firstly as a consultant and later through appointment to a full member of the board as operations director and then commercial director.

Easynet signs deal with Vividas Group

Easynet has signed a deal with Vividas Group to deliver managed streaming solutions. The deal follows a successful trial to deliver high quality internal communications to Easynet’s international staff.

Congrats to Aurora Kendrick James for a decade in business

Hats off to billing solutions provider Aurora Kendrick James (AKJ) for reaching a `significant milestone` in the company`s history this month, celebrating a decade in business.

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