Feeds

Atlantic Telecom sacks 350

Worse things happen at sea

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

Atlantic Telecom Group is to axe 350 jobs in the UK as part of programme of rationalisation designed to save the telco £30 million.

The job cuts come as Atlantic focuses on delivering services to the SME market at the expense of its residential business.

In a statement, executive chairman Graham Duncan said: "The significant refocus of our investment towards the business market has led and will continue to lead to the reduction in our residential business in the UK.

"The restructure will result in a reduction of approximately 350 jobs in the UK. The total number of full-time job losses will be mitigated in part by the transfer of some areas of the business to Scotland, and an increase in the number of staff working on the business focused areas of the company."

Elsewhere, the telco said that the rollout of broadband services in Germany is "ahead of schedule", with 331 central offices equipped at 31 December. Holland is also proceeding well.

In the UK, Atlantic claims local loop unbundling is still at an early stage but hopes to have some unbundled broadband services ready by July. Which is nice. ®

Security for virtualized datacentres

More from The Register

next story
It's Big, it's Blue... it's simply FABLESS! IBM's chip-free future
Or why the reversal of globalisation ain't gonna 'appen
'Hmm, why CAN'T I run a water pipe through that rack of media servers?'
Leaving Las Vegas for Armenia kludging and Dubai dune bashing
Facebook slurps 'paste sites' for STOLEN passwords, sprinkles on hash and salt
Zuck's ad empire DOESN'T see details in plain text. Phew!
CAGE MATCH: Microsoft, Dell open co-located bit barns in Oz
Whole new species of XaaS spawning in the antipodes
Microsoft and Dell’s cloud in a box: Instant Azure for the data centre
A less painful way to run Microsoft’s private cloud
AWS pulls desktop-as-a-service from the PC
Support for PCoIP protocol means zero clients can run cloudy desktops
prev story

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.