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Juniper Networks UK bigwig hotfoots it to Alternative Networks

Juniper UK and Ireland boss Mark Quartermaine is hot-footing it to one of the firm's biggest channel partners, Alternative Networks, where he will be COO from next month. The former IBM, C&W, BT Global Services and Azzurri exec initially joined LSE-listed Alternative as a non-exec director in January last year but his …
Paul Kunert, 24 Apr 2014
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Alternative Networks hauls in heavy duty sales hand

Alternative Networks has turned to former Vodafone UK enterprise channel boss Chris Huggett to reinvigorate stagnating sales. The appointment as group sales director at the London Stock Exchange-listed biz comms provider comes after a disappointing 2013 for investors, when revenue stagnated at £114m and operating profit dipped …
Paul Kunert, 13 Jan 2014
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Pricey buys bring home bacon for Alternative Networks...sort of

Hauling in a heavy duty sales director and forking out millions for acquisitions has finally got the revenue dial moving in the right direction for AIM-listed Alternative Networks. It's not done the same for profits, though. The top line had stagnated and operating profits dipped in the previous fiscal year, so the comms-managed …
Paul Kunert, 05 Jun 2014

Alternative Networks swallows Control Circle for £39.4m

AIM-listed biz comms provider Alternative Networks has dug deep for the second time this month and found £39.4m worth of loose change to buy managed hosting and cloudy player Control Circle. This equates to nearly 22 times the £1.8m EBITDA that Control Circle made in the year to 30 September 2013, according to Companies House. …
Paul Kunert, 24 Jan 2014

Azzurri sales talks with Alternative Networks 'are over' - insiders

Talks that begun months ago between biz voice and data comms firm Azzurri Communications and AIM-listed suitor Alternative Networks have reached a stalemate over price, claim sources close to negotiations. In December Azzurri's owner, Silverfleet Capital, exited the business after agreeing a debt-for-equity swap with a syndicate …
Paul Kunert, 26 Sep 2012
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Alternative Networks buys ICB

Alternative Networks - a London-based business-to-business telecoms reseller - has acquired rival Integrated Communications for Business Ltd for £6m and an earnout of up to £5m. Targeting SMEs along the M4 corridor, Reading-based ICB operates as a mobile service provider for both Vodafone and O2, and also sells fixed line voice …
Tim Richardson, 11 Oct 2005
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Blocking Twitter, Facebook during riots not such a hot idea - MPs

Shutting down social media during times of civil unrest would be "actively unhelpful" and should not happen, a committee of MPs has said. The Home Affairs Committee said that evidence from the riots in English cities in August showed that law enforcement had used social media to tackle the problem and that rioters had used …
OUT-LAW.COM, 23 Dec 2011
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Politicians must do more for broadband

Political leaders must do more to help the development and take-up of broadband in Europe if they want to secure the benefits of a wired world. So said European Commissioner Erkki Liikanen today as he convened a day-long workshop on broadband in a bid to hear what different countries and organisations are doing to drive forward …
Tim Richardson, 28 Jan 2003
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The RIAA Plays Whack-a-Mole

It really shouldn’t be a surprise, the news this week. Having exhausted all the potential alternatives – save a thorough reexamination of their own business model and specific value offering to their customers – the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced this week that it intends to begin suing individual …
Stephen O'Grady, 27 Jun 2003

Shift to voice over IP underway

Telcos will see up to 40 percent of their fixed-line traffic leak away to other networks in five to seven years, an IP communications expert has warned. Speaking on Tuesday at the telecoms conference Voice on the Net (VON) in Boston, CEO Jeff Pulver of IP communications company Pulver.com said that technologies like broadband, …
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Dataflex brings voice routing to corporates

Line-powered diallers -- currently used by telcos to route customers voice and fax calls over their alternative networks -- could soon be employed by corporates to take advantage of Internet telephony. SmartGem Manager from Dataflex Design Communications is a Windows NT and SQL Server-based system designed to enable least-cost …
Tony Dennis, 09 Oct 1998
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Oftel urged to postpone number change

The telecomms watchdog, Oftel, has been accused of mishandling the management of telephone numbers in the UK by MPs sitting on the trade and industry select committee. In a report published yesterday, the group demanded that Oftel delay the overhaul of the country's telephone numbers and codes until further analysis is carried …
Tim Richardson, 06 Jul 1999
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BT: we need fibre, not share buybacks

Fibre to every home and business (FTTH) in the UK is desperately needed if the UK is to keep its long-term economic competitiveness. It's extremely disappointing that BT today announced a £2.5bn share buy back programme. We'd all be better off in the long-term - BT shareholders included - if BT invested that in deploying fibre …
Keith McMahon, 17 May 2007
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London set to run out of phone numbers as row breaks out

The telecomms watchdog, Oftel, has been accused of mishandling the management of telephone numbers in the UK by MPs sitting on the trade and industry select committee. In a report published yesterday, the group demanded that Oftel delay the overhaul of the country's telephone codes and numbers until further analysis is carried …
Tim Richardson, 17 Feb 1999
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WiMAX turns the screw on 3G

Broadband wireless gained a bad name in the US in the late 1990s when companies such as Teligent failed spectacularly. But WiMAX is ushering in a brand new economic picture for such operators. Not only will standardization push down prices by fostering competition and volume, but spectrum suited to the technology is being …
Wireless Watch, 14 Feb 2005
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ADSL virgin seeks warm, friendly...

Broadband is the future of home and small business Internet access - the difference between slow dial-up and fast always-on speeds differentiating those that can from those that can't. Better still, stick a wireless ADSL router on the end of your Broadband connection, then not only do you get fixed line access, but also wireless …
Mark Boulding, 15 Apr 2004