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Opal reacts angrily to hike in BT's broadband wholesale prices

Opal has reacted angrily to BT's announcement that it is raising its broadband wholesale prices in order to encourage customers to switch to its NGN products.

Nathan Stenson, Wholesale Channel Director for Opal, said: "In these times of economic uncertainty we are disappointed that BT is ignoring difficult trading conditions by putting extra pressure on the channel.

Cable&Wireless reveals plans to transform THUS business

Cable&Wireless has revealed plans to transform the THUS business which will run as a stand-alone entity and focus on the mid-market. Redundancies are on the cards as Britain's second largest telco after BT rationalises staff and property portfolios across the board.

New force in comms as Admiral Group acquires Leeds-based Applegarth Communications

Admiral Voice and Data has bagged Leeds-based Applegarth Communications forming a new company operating as Admiral Voice and Data (Solutions) Ltd, claimed to be the largest Aastra reseller in the UK.

Unicom promotes Emma Scullion to Customer Services Manager

Manchester-based Unicom has promoted Emma Scullion, 26, to Customer Services Manager. She has a degree from Salford University in Business Studies and has worked for Unicom for 12 months. During that time Scullion has been promoted twice. She previously worked at a legal advice bureau and had also spent six months in America travelling around.

Retell launches FMC call recording solution

Call recording specialist Retell has launched a new recording solution that offers customers mobile phone call recording integrated with their landline recordings.

FCS launches new Installer Training and Accreditation Scheme

The Federation of Communication Services (FCS) has launched a new Installer Training and Accreditation Scheme (FITAS) aimed at installers of all types of communications equipment into vehicles. The quality assured accreditation scheme goes live in January 2009.

Logicalis urges industry to adopt ‘Tweak-onomics’

With businesses facing economic uncertainty and freezing or shrinking IT budgets becoming a reality for many, international IT solutions provider Logicalis has called upon the IT industry to share its knowledge and expertise in order to provide much needed advice and tangible cost-saving actions to IT departments.

Alcatel-Lucent launches free Train & Gain partner training initiative

Alcatel-Lucent has launched a free Train & Gain partner training initiative, designed to help business partners up-skill in order to beat the credit crunch.

COLT appoints Detlef Spang as MD of its Major Enterprise division

COLT has appointed Detlef Spang as the Managing Director for its Major Enterprise division, following the departure of Brady Rafuse for personal reasons.

Gamma Telecom switches to dedicated fibre with Geo

Geo, a provider of dedicated fibre networks, has won and implemented a contract worth £40,000 over thee-years for a fibre ring with Gamma Telecom.

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