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Gigaclear secures £111m in additional equity funding

Gigaclear has secured £111m in additional equity funding to build new full fibre networks in rural Britain, enabling a significant acceleration in the build rate of ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) networks across multiple counties, reaching hundreds of thousands of people.

The funding has been raised from existing shareholders and one new institutional investor.

Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards celebrate top channel sales teams

This year's sparkling Comms Dealer Sales & Marketing Awards extravaganza (staged at London's Park Lane Hotel on May 4th and sponsored by KCOM) reflected the growing strength of the channel's sales organisations with more entries than ever mirroring a 25% increase in the scale of the event itself on last year.

Node4 seeks mid-market-focused partners to resell Cisco-based UC solution

A new cloud-based UC offering based on the Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution (HCS) platform has been rolled out by Node4 targeting the mid-market with voice, video, instant messaging and presence, conferencing, voicemail and integrated messaging, mobility and contact centre.

Node4 is seeking additional partners to bring this solution to market.

Enghouse Interactive signs partner deal with ScanSource Imago

Enghouse Interactive has signed a partnership agreement with ScanSource Imago enabling the distributor to resell a range of Enghouse products including the Enghouse Interactive Communications Center (EICC), together with its Quality Management Suite (QMS) and Real Time Speech Analytics (RTSA) offerings.

Demand for cloud services brings record profits to Exponential-e

Cloud and network provider Exponential-e's financial results for year ending January 31st 2017 were ahead of forecast with revenues up 26% to almost £97.5m driven by an increase in demand for cloud network computing and managed services.

Exponential-e reported EBITDA of over £20m, up 45% with profit before tax up 48% to just over £9.9m.

Avaya appoints Stephane Boudier as EU Mid-Market Leader

Avaya has named Stephane Boudier as new EU Mid-Market Leader following a year working with the vendor as Orange Global Account Director, delivering a +160% growth in Avaya's mid-market space in Q4 2016.

He took over French Channel last summer contributing to an expansion of Avaya France's Unified Communication, Contact Center and Networking solutions.

Altos extends MyPhones.com's global reach

The extent of MyPhones.com's influence across the globe has been revealed following analysis of SIP trunks in use with the firm's Altos hosted telephony platform which highlights customers in the southern as well as the northern hemisphere.

Intercity Technology poised for channel launch of global UC solution

Intercity Technology has invested £10m into the development and launch of Touch Technology, a global UC solution that has already been adopted by a number of global brands and is due to launch into the channel this year with a focus on boutique resellers.

Konftel offers one button conferencing

Konftel claims to have opened up professional level calling to all at the touch of one button with its new 300IPx.

"One click is all it takes to start or join a meeting in conjunction with the Konftel Unite mobile app," said Jeff May, Konftel's Regional Sales Director.

Exclusive Group launches global services division

Distributor Exclusive Group has launched the PASSport Global Services division, a worldwide project designed to define and integrate a set of professional pre- and post-technical services.

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