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Pragma scoops Ericsson-LG award hat-trick

Hats off to Pragma for scooping a hat-trick of awards at the Ericsson-LG Global Partner Conference.

For the second year in a row and the third time in five years, Pragma scooped up the top award, Global Partner of the Year. Pragma were also awarded Global Cloud Partner of the Year and Global Technical Support Team of the Year.

Kent-based True Telecom falls into administration

Kent-based True Telecom has gone into administration following a series of run-ins with the authorities.

The company was fined £85k by the Information Commissioner's Office for making illegal nuisance calls.

Minister for Digital says 5G and full fibre are inseparable

Minister for Digital Matt Hancock reaffirmed his commitment to expediting the transformative potential of 5G and full fibre as complementary technologies.

"I don't believe 5G and full fibre are alternatives," he stated. "Even if 5G can bring great speeds to your phone, there's only ever limited spectrum, so full fibre and 5G are complementary technologies.

Hancock concerned over slow pace of Openreach-BT legal separation

Minister for Digital Matt Hancock has expressed concern about the time it is taking BT Group to implement the legal separation of Openreach and has called for an acceleration of the process, hinting that more pressure could be applied by Ofcom and the Government if they are not satisfied with the rate of progress.

Minister for Digital Matt Hancock pledges unwavering support for 'insurgent altnets'

Following his address to the Broadband World Forum last year when Minister for Digital Matt Hancock set out plans for a full fibre future, his focus at this year's Broadband Stakeholder Group 2017 Conference was on 'the exciting momentum' that is building.

BT CEO offers strategic update in wake of lack lustre Q2 results

BT has reported a reduction in both sales and profits for the second quarter ended 30 September. Sales dipped 1% to £5.95bn, with underlying revenue down 1.5%, and adjusted EBITDA fell 4% to £1.81bn.

Date set for European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2018

The European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2018 will be held in London on 19 April 2018.

Now in their tenth year, the European IT & Software Excellence Awards have been designed to recognise and reward excellence in European software development and IT and Telecoms solutions provision.

Swyx launches Technology Alliance Programmme

Swyx's new Technology Alliance Programme (TAP) replaces its previous purely technical certification programme and brings greater levels of integration between technology partners.

The programme is designed to support third party hardware and software vendors in the development and marketing of complementary products for Swyx's communication solution.

Skills gap stymies cloud market potential

A lack of skills is the biggest challenge to selling and delivering cloud services, according to new research from intY.

The survey of delegates at intY's annual Cloud Fest event found that 37% of cloud resellers identified a lack of staff skills to support the solutions as one of the biggest challenges to selling and delivering cloud services, the highest rated opinion.

Ellis to head up Tech Data's security solutions in Europa

Distributor Tech Data has named David Ellis as its new Director of Security Solutions, Europe.

In this new role, he will look after the expansion of Tech Data's portfolio of security offerings, as well as the in-country dedicated security team investments across Europe.

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