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Telecomplete nudges Manchester towards `true convergence`

Telecomplete claims to have nudged Manchester-based businesses closer to `true convergence` with a new Wireless Metropolitan Area Network in the city that, the company says, rivals BT in the area.

Trade association chief gets OBE for services to telecoms

Jacqui Brookes, the ceo of the Federation of Communication Services (FCS), has been awarded an OBE in the Queens New Year Honours. The award recognises her contribution to the industry by proactively representing small and medium enterprises with the Government and the telecoms regulator OFCOM.

Funkwerk unwraps elmeg IP-S400 VoIP system phone

Funkwerk Enterprise Communications (FEC) has launched its new high-end IP-S400 system telephone designed specially for Voice over IP deployments in offices and for connecting home workstations. It offers familiar functionality such as alternation between lines, 3-party conferences, busy indication and access to internal phone lists to provide a smooth migration to VoIP.

Broadband sales drop in 2006 but bonanza forecast for 2007

The number of broadband lines in the UK hit 13.1 million in 2006, adding more than 3.1 million new lines during the year. But for many operators these figures are a disappointment as overall sales were down by 20% compared to 2005.

Azzurri gets top marks from British education agency

Azzurri has been accredited to supply learning platform services to schools in England by the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (Becta). Following tough assessment by Becta, Azzurri will be listed on Becta’s Learning Platform Services Framework which will be available to schools, colleges and local authorities in January 2007.

C2K installs new Azlan UK chief as part of boardroom shake-up

Computer 2000, the UK operation of Tech Data, has named Andrew Shepperd as director of Azlan UK and Alice Smitheman as product marketing director for Computer 2000. The company also revealed a number of internal appointments to complete a full line-up of Board of Directors for 2007.

Product news: Interquartz unwraps white version of Gemini

Meeting hot demand for a white version of the Gemini business class telephone range from Interquartz (UK), the company has launched vibrant alpine white alternatives of the Gemini Speakerphone 9333, Gemini Basic Telephone 9330 and the Gemini CLI Speakerphone 9335.

KeConnect launches new online back-up service

Internet Service Provider KeConnect has lifted the curtain on KeVault, a new online backup service enabling companies to protect dat at all times.

Emerson Network Power seals Power ID distribution deal

Emerson Network Power has appointed Power ID as a distributor for its range of Liebert UPS.

Mason InfoTech strikes a contract with the DSA

Mason InfoTech has won a contract award with the Driving Standards Agency.

Following an initial consultation exercise, Mason Infotech have been retained to project manage the implementation of new telecommunication technologies and services into the Driving Standards Agency’s Newcastle call centre facility.

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