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Unicom bags 100,000th customer, recording five-fold growth"

Manchester-based telecom service provider Unicom, has bagged its 100,000th small business, a five-fold increase in 36 months.

Unicom credits its growth and success to a call centre with a difference - a `normal` 0161 phone number, and UK-based people answering incoming calls in around six seconds.

Avanti Communications admits shares to trading on AIM

Avanti Communications, a UK provider of satellite communications services, has announced that the company’s shares have today been admitted to trading on AIM.

The Avanti Communications Group currently provides satellite telecommunications services in Europe using leased satellite capacity. In December 2008, it expects to take delivery for launch of its own satellite, HYLAS.

Comms Dealer md to drive Peking to Paris vintage rally

To say that Comms Dealer`s managing director, Paul Michael, is about to undertake the trip of a lifetime would be to understate the nature of the adventure – he`s driving a Rolls Royce built in 1933 in the Peking to Paris vintage rally, an event that last took place in 1907.

Analyst pinpoints 81 comms firms as prime takeover targets

At least 81 UK communications equipment firms are prime targets for a takeover and another 168 could be sold off by their parent companies, according to a new report by independent business analysts Plimsoll Publishing.

Rocom/Samsung OfficeServ 7100 events overshoot expectations

Five Rocom/Samsung roadshows have launched the OfficeServ 7100 to dealers across the country, and according to the hosts these events far exceeded all expectations with more than 120 dealers attending, and 90 of them new to Samsung.

Pirate prank pays off for Plantronics sales at Rocom

Dressing up isn’t just for children: Last month, Rocom held a Pirate scheme day to set the scene for a Plantronics sales drive. The sales floor – with a huge anchor centre stage – was decked out with flags as the Plantronics team, complete with cutlasses, eye patches and even a parrot, set about boosting sales.

Rocom aims to boost Motorola sales with dedicated support unit

With the expanded portfolio of Motorola radio products, a dedicated team has been created to support sales of Motorola at Rocom. The team members will be championing the Motorola brand and improving business by providing customer service, support, marketing and information for Motorola both externally and internally.

MTV Telecom says software revolution is unstoppable

MTV Telecom has thrown its weight behind the soft PBX and predicts that nearly all comms solutions will be software-based in just three years time. This trend, says the distributor, is one key reason why Swyx will be a ‘dominant’ player having already gained a firm footing in the European marketplace.

New Alcatel-Lucent site for convergence skills training seminars

Alcatel-Lucent has developed a new online portal designed to help UK business partners make the most of the company`s convergence skills training seminars. 

Hot demand for instant communication set to drive mobility apps

More than ever before, instant communication, whether in the office, at home or when travelling across the globe is now being demanded by an increasingly independent workforce who require highly flexible communication platforms without traditional boundaries. This trend is inspiring a new working culture, bringing the mobile office within the reach of the masses.

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