Arden Group doubles profits and increases revenue to £10 million

Managed IT and telecoms provider Arden Group has increased revenue from £7.1million to c.£10million, doubled profits to £1.2million and expanding its team by 25%, since moving to Birmingham in 2017. This transformative year has been driven by very strong organic growth and an ambitious acquisition strategy, devised to cater for the increase in demand for […]

Nottingham firm Esendex set to test new Google technology

Nottingham telecommunications company Esendex has been selected by Google to support its development of a new generation of mobile technology so advanced that most companies using it won’t need mobile apps. The system is being rolled out on Android phones from early 2018 and is being hailed as a huge leap forward in smartphone technology. For […]

WarwickNet issues first DCMS fibre broadband installation voucher

WarwickNet, a provider of broadband solutions, has announced the issue of its first Gigabit fibre broadband voucher in Coventry and across Warwickshire as part of the first stage of the government-backed Gigabit Voucher scheme, which offers grants of up to £3,000 for SMEs to upgrade broadband in selected pilot areas of the UK. Launched last […]

Worcester seeks partner to offer free WiFi in city centre

Worcester Council is currently considering pitches from commercial partners willing to provide WiFi connectivity and footfall monitoring, at their own expense, across the city centre. The bids, which closed on 4 December, all come from the council having issued a contract notice last month looking for potential suppliers interested in rolling out WiFi infrastructure to provide Worcester city centre with […]

WarwickNet launches G.Fast ultrafast broadband service

WarwickNet has become the first alternative network ISP to launch a 500Mbps capable G.fast hybrid fibre “ultrafast broadband” service for businesses via their own street cabinets. WarwickNet, which is based in the Midlands and part of the CableCom Group, has deployed the next-generation technology in Warwickshire, ahead of a wider roll-out across the country. G.fast is […]

CityFibre starts wholesale broadband service in Leicester and Nottingham

The cities of Leicester and Nottingham are to become the latest members of CityFibre’s Gigabit City club with the commencement of a full fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband service across the supplier’s metro network later in 2017. CityFibre announced internet service providers (ISPs) Onecom and Gigabit City Networks as its launch partners for the new service in the two cities […]

Warwicknet welcomes new director to drive expansion

Internet service provider WarwickNet has appointed a new director of sales and marketing, as it looks to accelerate ambitious growth plans following its acquisition by CableCom Networking Group. James Warner, 29, has joined WarwickNet as part of the company’s plans to invest in the delivery of fibre infrastructure to business, science and industrial parks nationally. […]

PMGC acquires rival B2B dealer Pure Business Services

PMGC has acquired B2B dealer Pure Business Services, marking the first time two Vodafone Total Communication Partners have merged. The deal sees the converged enterprise becomes the UK’s third largest independent provider of mobile solutions, with a base of more than 70,000 connections and annual revenues of £20 million. Pure will contribute 25,000 connections and […]

Solihull comms firm Wavenet continues acquisition spree

Solihull communications firm Wavenet has made its second acquisition of the year. The company provides communication products and services to small businesses in the UK has bought Norfolk-based Swains in an undisclosed deal. The King’s Lynn company provides business communication services including telephony, internet and mobile. It comes after a deal announced in April to acquire Warrington-based […]

Genesis Technical Systems joins the Broadband Forum

Coventry’s Genesis Technical Systems is the newest member of the Broadband Forum, the leading industry body that is focused on engineering smarter and faster broadband networks. Joining the Forum will allow Genesis to leverage its shared goals with industry leaders from the membership as it works to provide innovative broadband technology solutions through legacy copper […]

Private equity firm takes stake in Nottingham tech business

Private equity firm NgCapital has taken a stake in Nottingham-based SMS services firm Esendex. The value of the deal is undisclosed. Founded in 2001, Esendex provides messaging solutions to over 13,000 SMEs and corporate customers and employs over 140 staff. Esendex recently acquired SMSpubli, a leading supplier of business messaging services in Spain. Esendex and […]

Entatech bought out of administration

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Recently, the Telford based districturo was placed into administration, with the immediate loss of 50 jobs. But C&W Distributors has come to the rescue, saving 29 jobs. KPMG insolvency specialists Chris Pole and Mark Orton were called in to Entatech UK Ltd on 8 May 2017. The business has been sold to C&W Distributors, which […]

Elitetele.com aquires Comms Supply

Unified communications provider Elitetele.com has purchased business communications service provider Comms Supply. The deal is Elitetele.com’s thirteenth acquisition since 2008 and brings the Norwich-based firm out of liquidation, with all of its employees joining Elitetele.com. Comms Supply offers mobiles, phone lines and systems, internet connectivity, cloud-based PBX and disaster recovery services. Earlier this year, it was […]

Smart Antenna Solutions expands into Far East

Smart Antenna Technologies (SAT), a developer of antenna for mobile phones, is opening a research facility in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. Based on the University of Birmingham’s campus in Edgbaston, the company, which was set up in 2013, will initially hire five new engineers to work with customers in China, Japan and Taiwan. SAT […]

Intercity Technology boosts collaboration suite after £10 million investment

Birmingham Intercity Technology is targeting the global communications sector after investing £10m in a new technology system. The money has been invested into developing and launching Touch Technology, which is developed in-house and protected by a global patent. Touch Technology networks computer facilities to allow staff to communicate and work simultaneously from anywhere, any time, […]