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Digital divide between UK nations narrows, says report"

The digital divide between the UK nations is diminishing according to Ofcom research. In its Communications Market Report for the Nations and Regions of the UK Ofcom examines availability, take-up and usage of internet, telecommunications and broadcasting services. It compares findings across Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the nine English Regions.

Ofcom extends rules to clamp down on slamming

Ofcom has stated that rules protecting consumers from the mis-selling of fixed-line voice call services will now also cover providers that offer voice and broadband services using full Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) technology.

Avaya puts on top performance with Royal Albert Hall IP solution

The Royal Albert Hall has deployed an Avaya IP solution based on the Communication Manager IP Telephony platform and data network from Extreme Networks.

Teleware completes IP Telephony deal with RICS

Teleware has completed the implementation of a call centre solution for the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) based on a dual server installation to provide a high degree of resilience and redundancy, said the company.

BNS Telecom`s commercial director steps down and leaves

BNS Telecom Group`s commercial director Mark Stewart has stepped down from the Board with immediate effect and is leaving the Group.  Garry Moat, the BNS chief executive, will assume day to day responsibility for the Group`s Network Services division.

Cable & Wireless doubles profit to £249m

Cable & Wireless`s Group profit before income tax (including exceptionals) more than doubled to £249 million, and EBITDA before exceptionals is up 20% to £492 million (Group EBITDA guidance for 2007/08 is in the range of £573 million to £608 million).

Tadiran Telecom buoyant after Comms Solutions 07 launch

New IP PBX entrant Tadiran Telecom is reporting strong interest from the channel for its complete range of converged telephony solutions and has Mitel and Inter-Tel dealers in its sights.

UK mobile content and services hits market tipping point

The UK mobile content and services market is on the verge of becoming a multi-billion dollar industry provided the sector can tap into an addressable market approaching 50% of UK mobile users. That`s the upshot of a new study, UK Mobile Content Survey: What Consumers Want, that explores mobile content behaviour in which almost 2,000 mobile subscribers in the UK participated.

Aurora Kendrick James outlines WLR3 strategy

Provider of tailored billing services to the reseller and IT Service Provider market, Aurora Kendrick James (AKJ), is to offer WLR3 functionality to its contracted customers at no additional charge.

Decision time for mobile operators faced with declining spend

Mobile operators may experience substantial decline in ARPU in developed countries, as voice prices decrease, non-voice services fail to capture consumers’ interest, and mobile phones lose their fashionable image, according to a forthcoming Analysys report, The Future of the Global Wireless Industry: scenarios for 2007–12.

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