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CTI Group gets Blackburn-based Ryder Systems

CTI Group (Holdings) has acquired Blackburn-based Ryder Systems for approximately $11.0 million.

Ryder Systems is a provider of electronic and online billing services to telecommunications service providers principally in the mobile phone market.

Trust Distribution signs deal to supply NEC Infrontia’s XN120

Manchester-based Trust Distribution is to supply NEC Infrontia’s XN120 Hybrid IP system. According to the distributor, the system`s versatility will be attractive to dealers who operate in the below 100 extension sector; while NEC Infrontia was attracted to Trust`s 100% trade strategy.

STL woos prospects with F1 testing session in southern Spain

Samsung Platinum reseller STL Communications wooed a group of customers and prospects into giving the firm new business by flying them to a Formula One testing session in southern Spain.

Avaya launches contact center software suite in EMEA

Avaya has unwrapped its Customer Interaction Express, a new full-featured contact center software suite built for small and medium enterprises in EMEA.

Truphone reveals funding round of £12.5 million

Mobile Internet telephony start-up Truphone has revealed a funding round of £12.5 million ($24.5m). The round is said to be the European technology sector’s largest Series A venture funding of 2006.

FMC is high on the business agenda states report

Resellers with an eye on the fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) space will welcome news that the benefits of FMC are high on the agenda of many UK businesses, with 10% already using the technology and another 7% planning to implement FMC in the next two years. This finding suggests that offerings like BT Fusion appear to be capturing the imagination of the marketplace.


Every year the channel’s top runners come together under Comms Dealer’s banner to run the London Marathon in aid of Children with Leukaemia (Great Ormond Street Hospital). This year we still have four team places up for grabs on a first come first served basis. The only commitment apart from contributing to a great team effort on the road is that runners need to raise around £2k.

Resellers urged to profit from the versatility of bandwidth

DMSL, a distributor of broadband and related services, is urging more resellers to take the `golden opportunity` presented by the range of services that can be sold on the back of the broadband adoption wave.

Panasonic’s first accreditation scheme marks a sign of the times

Panasonic’s first ever accreditation scheme, to come into effect this April, is a  sure sign that comms resellers need to upskill if they want compete with their progressive rivals.

Nimans unwraps enhanced dealer incentive scheme

Dealers have the chance to enjoy a luxury five-star Mediterranean holiday by joining an exclusive membership scheme from Nimans that aims to reward brand loyalty and bring resellers and vendors closer together.

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