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Computacenter: 2016 was 'a year of mixed fortune'

In its results for the year ended 31st December 2016 Computacenter has posted a revenue increase of 6.3% to £3.25bn (2015: £3.05bn), while Group adjusted profit before tax decreased by 0.6% to £86.4m.

The Group reported annual services revenues of over £1bn for the first time in 2016.

Unify confirms Plantronics integration for Circuit

Unify has announced integration for Plantronics headsets with Unify Circuit to boost collaboration among users.

"At a time when the workforce is becoming increasingly dispersed it's vital for team collaboration to be reliable and intuitive across devices," said Luiz Domingos, Head of Product House, Unify.  

ProVu positioned for the Northern Tech Awards

A string of annual revenue increases have qualified ProVu Communications for recognition in a listing of the top 100 fastest growing tech companies in the north during 2017.

The full list of rankings will be unveiled at the Northern Tech Awards (an event supported by technology investment bank GP Bullhound and sector champion Tech North) in Newcastle on 30th March.

Mixed reactions to news of BT-Openreach legal separation

The emergence of Openreach as a separate legal entity may be long overdue for Gamma CEO Bob Falconer (pictured) but he nevertheless strongly welcomes the news.

Legal separation puts a figure on Openreach

One of the most important aspects of the BT-Ofcom deal to legally separate Openreach will be new insights into Openreach's accounts and the extent of its financial contribution to BT's overall Group figures, believes Adept Telecom CEO Ian Fishwick (pictured).

FCS reacts to Ofcom's 'deal' to legally separate BT from Openreach

Responding to news that Ofcom and BT have got their heads together and come up with a deal to nudge Openreach into becoming a limited company, the Federation of Communication Services (FCS) has strongly emphasised the need to ensure that the newly constituted Openreach Board reflects the aspirations of all Openreach stakeholders and customers

BT and Ofcom agree deal to legally separate Openreach

BT and Ofcom have reached agreement on a long-term regulatory settlement that will see Openreach become a distinct, legally separate company with its own Board within the BT Group. The agreement is based upon voluntary commitments submitted by BT that the regulator has said meet its competition concerns.

Vaioni Wholesale signs up as an Intelisys Global Supplier Partner

Vaioni Wholesale's link-up with Intelisys Global has brought immediate results by enabling sales partners to extend the initial connectivity conversation with customers to encompass, for example, higher value elements such as security.

Cradlepoint secures $89m growth-stage investment

Cradlepoint has secured $89m in series C funding led by TCV.

The growth-stage investment will fuel Cradlepoint's product initiatives in SDN, 5G wireless broadband and enterprise IoT.

Ted Coons, General Partner at TCV, and Doug Gilstrap, Venture Partner at TCV, have joined the cloud-based network provider's board of directors.

Zen’s carrier-grade network passes 400 PoPs

An ambitious programme of local loop unbundling (LLU) has seen Zen almost double the number of Ethernet-enabled PoPs in its network, having installed its 400th PoP in BT exchanges.

Jon Bauer, Zen's technical director for network and infrastructure, said: "Unbundling exchanges and migrating services on-net provides Zen with end-to-end control of the network.

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