TalkTalk Business acquires tIPicall and disrupts market with free SIP offer

TalkTalk Business is on a mission to shake-up the wholesale SIP market with a free offer following the acquisition of SIP and hosted carrier tIPicall.

Freedom collects top apprentice scheme award

A Higher UC Apprentice Scheme introduced by Freedom Communications one year ago has won the Excellence in People Development award at the Herts Chamber of Commerce's Inspiring Hertfordshire 2015 gala dinner.


Marketing matters

Why web responsiveness counts most

By Elvire Gosnold, Director, Blabbermouth Marketing: Our friends at Google have changed the rules again: In their continuing fight to ensure website rankings prioritise genuine, informative websites that enrich the visitor's experience, Google has added to its requirements.

Company Profile

Ultra by name and ‘all out’ by nature

Industry regulation has long been a recurring theme within the pages of Comms Dealer, but this month self-regulation and energy management also come to the fore as Ultra Communications CEO Justin Hamilton-Martin fizzes with ‘all out' ambition to grow the company two-fold within as many years.

Business Interview

Mitel leaders advance growth agenda

Comms Dealer caught up with Mitel CEO Rich McBee (pictured) and newly promoted Graham Bevington, now Worldwide Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, at the company's recently refurbished London offices to find out what direction the comms giant is taking and what this means for its traditional and future UK channel partners.

Market Review

Hosted makes inroads into contact centre space

Experience shows us that hosted could become the default mode of operation for contact centres where cost, scalability, DR and flexibility are prime considerations. Throw integration into the mix and strong arguments in favour of the consumption-based model could be unassailable.

Business in Focus

Mobile market unlocked

A new service launched by wholesale network operator Simwood is poised to ‘deregulate mobile', claims Managing Director Simon Woodhead.

Company in Focus

Agile start-up thinks big

VIA is barely out of nappies but this ambitious start-up has already made significant steps into the world.

Case Study

Your guide to selling up

Elitetele.com CEO Matt Newing has cannily played the role of serial acquirer for seven years and there is no stopping him. Here, he offers a seller's guide for company bosses wanting to cash-in their hard earned chips.

Business Profile

When life hung by a thread, ITS was born

To say that starting up an ICT business when seriously ill is a ‘challenge' would be to greatly understate the achievement of CEO Roy Shelton, founder of Cheshire-based ITS Technology Group.

News Feature

Gamma presses the UC go button

Gamma is extending the promise of UC to its partners at a time when end user demand seems certain to drive ‘unification' towards market dominance.

Recruitment Focus

New governments are good for employment prospects

Whatever your political persuasion, it is undeniable that financial markets and economies benefit from the confidence, certainty and consistency that a new majority government offers, writes Clive Jefferys, MD of Telecoms Recruiter, JMA Network.

M2M Matters

Partnerships key to M2M success

By Anton Le Saux, Head of Connectivity and Partner Sales at O2 Telefónica UK: The m2m market is expanding rapidly and developing into unchartered territory with new sectors acknowledging the benefits and smaller businesses adopting the technology.

Technology News

Poll

Special Feature

Free offer aims to disrupt SIP market

A free offer could jolt SIP adoption into a phase of unprecedented growth according to TalkTalk Business Managing Director Charles Bligh, who says the days of sluggish uptake will soon be long gone following the operator's acquisition of tIPicall and its subsequent launch of free wholesale SIP to the channel.

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