Sonus-Genband merger creates new force in next gen networking

The merger of Sonus Networks and Genband creates a new force in next generation communications networking with increased scale and market reach across products, customers and geographies. The joint entity has an enterprise value of circa $745m with Sonus and Genband shareholders each own approximately 50% of the combined company.  

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Comms Dealer Update

Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards celebrate top channel sales teams

This year's sparkling Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards extravaganza (staged at London's Park Lane Hotel on May 4th and sponsored by KCOM) reflected the growing strength of the channel's sales organisations with more entries than ever mirroring a 25% increase in the scale of the event itself on last year.

Company Profile

Dowbiggin on strategy

From SIP trunking security to automation and self-service provisioning, founder and CEO of Acuity Unified Communications John Dowbiggin has big plans for the future.

Business Interview

Redwire drives service orientated data centre revolution

Traditional data centres are failing customers and will give way to a new model, argues Redwire Managing Director Ameer Mirza, who says real value lies in the personal nature of service delivery and the interconnection of people with the latest DC technology.

Market Review

Game changing times

Britain's infrastructure badly needs smart innovation and the response by leading channel network providers ranks with some of the greatest comms industry game changers to date.

Business in Focus

Cloud-first for 20 years

The current industry obsession with Big Data and Business Intelligence plays directly into the hands of Sentel, according to CEO Ger Connery who has spent two decades working with telecoms analytics in the cloud.

Company in Focus

Rodney Foreman: A true champion of the channel

As a world champion powerboat racer Informatica's channel chief Rodney Foreman has emphatically proven his competitive strength, which is reflected in the company's ramped up ambition to become an ever potent force in the global data management market.

Case Study

Spitfire issues VoIP over VDSL 'long-term risk' alert

VoIP over VDSL poses a long-term risk to business continuity despite many company leaders rating the technology as adequate, according to Spitfire's joint Managing Director Harry Bowlby who puts a spotlight on the potential pitfalls.

Business Profile

Arden Group shifts into new expansion phase

When Arden Group Managing Director Nigel Walker set up his company in 2002 he also took charge of the growing convergence opportunity and turned it to great advantage.

News Feature

Intelligent portal breaks new ground in the channel

When elevating portals to the next level there is no match for taking an intelligent approach, according to plan.com co-founder Keith Curran who reveals the remarkable ‘smart' capabilities of the company's upcoming Version 4 portal.

Recruitment Focus

Confident companies win confident candidates

These days, perhaps more so than ever, business people need a crystal ball to help plan for the future, writes Clive Jefferys, Managing Director of recruiter JMA Network.

Poll

Special Feature

Jeff Tench: Architect of a Microsoft powerhouse

A master plan to bring top Microsoft partners into close union lies behind New Signature's acquisition of Paradigm Systems in February. And according to CEO Jeff Tench, the US-based company's global ascendency is symbolic of Microsoft's emergence as an industry leader in all things cloud.