Telecoms firm leads the way with durable thermal imaging phone

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Sunderland-based telecoms and IT company CCS is offering the world’s first thermal imaging smartphone helping businesses across a wide range of sectors and especially useful for public services such as fire brigades and police forces. The CAT S60, manufactured in the UK by the Bullitt Group under license from Caterpillar, allows users to see in complete […]

Leeds telecoms firm snapped up by acquisitive group

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A £16m-turnover telecommunication business headquartered in Leeds has been bought by an acquisitive group headed up by a North West Business Insider 42 under 42 alumnus, creating a group with sales of £50m. Elitetele.com, a unified communications provider, has taken over Nexus Telecommunications in its largest deal to date. The acquisition is Elite’s 15th since […]

Newcastle’s Nomad Digital wins Wi-Fi contract for GWR trains

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Rail Wi-Fi company Nomad Digital has won an order to deliver Wi-Fi systems on 93 intercity express new trains for Great Western Railway (GWR). Nomad has been working with GWR, which operates trains and runs stations in the south west of England and south Wales, since 2013, and the new contract will see it fitting […]

Elitetele.com saves Comms Supply from liquidation

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Elitetele.com employs over 150 staff located across offices in London, Chorley, Stoke, Derby, Lancaster and Madrid, and has purchased its 13th business since 2008, business communications service provider Comms Supply. The aquisition brings the Norwich-based firm out of liquidation, and all its employees are joining Elitetele.com. Comms Supply offers mobiles, phone lines and systems, internet connectivity, cloud-based PBX […]

Nomad Digital wins contract to provide WiFi for ‘next generation’ trains in Netherlands

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Alstom-owned train wifi business Nomad Digital has won a contract to deploy passenger WiFi across a new fleet of trains being built for use in Europe. Newcastle-based Nomad is working with parent company Alstom to deploy its tech across the new 79-strong Intercity Next Generation (ICNG) fleet. As well as providing WiFi for the trains, […]

Wavenet expands with Talk Internet acquisition

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Solihull tech company Wavenet has acquired a North West rival following a £35 million management buyout last year. Wavenet provides communication products and services to small businesses, and has bought Warrington outfit Talk Internet in an undisclosed deal. Talk Internet was founded in 1995 and provides network and cloud services. Last summer, Wavenet underwent an […]

Gamma expands UK ethernet build-out programme

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Telecom’s provider Gamma has extended its build-out programme connecting 18 additional BT exchanges so offering partners greater reach to new clients. This is an addition to the original 19 exchanges Gamma launched in 2016. Locations for the exchanges have been chosen to maximise the benefit for Gamma’s partners and customers, enabling them to reach businesses in […]

ITI Network Services extends BT deal

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Sheffield-based telecoms specialist ITI Network Services has extended its contract with BT Wi-Fi and BT Global. Building on a successful 16-year relationship with the BT Group, ITI will continue to support the telco with the installation of public Wi-Fi to major UK retailers, supermarkets, banks, leisure facilities, public buildings and hotels. The Sheffield business underwent […]

Management buyout at Sunderland technology firm

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The management team at Sunderland communications and internet service provider NTE Ltd has completed the sale of the business. The deal, which was for an undisclosed sum, sees current MD Pauline Herring, along with operations director John Patterson and sales director Phillip Herring take charge of the firm. The MBO has secured 22 jobs and plans […]

Openreach to hire 1,500 trainee engineers, including 80 in North East

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Subsidiary of BT Group, Openreach has announced a major expansion of its engineering workforce with plans to recruit around 80 trainees in the North East, including 10 from Northumberland, in its drive to improve customer service and invest in the operation of its network. The local network business is seeking recruits to fill the new, […]

Vodafone to bring 2,100 customer service jobs in-house

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As part of a £2bn investment programme over the 2016-19 period, Vodafone is to hire 2,100 in what appears to be a growing trend by telcos to improve customer service by bringing call centre roles back to the UK, from South Africa and an external agency. Over the next 24 months, Vodafone UK will create […]

Entry deadline extended for the UK’s longest running digital awards

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The deadline for submissions for the Big Chip Awards until 5pm on Monday 20th March to enter. The Big Chip awards have celebrated excellence in digital and technology companies, organisations and individuals across the region for almost two decades – in areas including animation, search, user experience, eCommerce and digital transformation. Businesses, individuals and students from […]

BT seeking 180 new apprentices and graduates in North West

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BT is creating 1,700 new apprenticeship and graduate jobs as it continues to equip young people with the skills and training needed to meet the challenges of the evolving jobs market. In the North West, BT is to create about 180 apprenticeship and graduate jobs.  The new recruits will be across the company’s sites in […]

Newcastle train wi-fi firm Nomad Digital names Reece Donovan as new CEO

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Train wi-fi company Nomad Digital has promoted chief operating officer Reece Donovan to become its CEO after the revelation that Andrew Taylor was stepping down from the role. Mr Donovan has spent three years leading the firm’s global delivery and operational functions and Nomad has described his promotions as “part of an active succession planning […]

Manchester IT provider King of Servers celebrates record profits in 2016

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Manchester’s IT solutions provider King of Servers celebrated yet another record-breaking year in 2016 as sales revenue increased by 26%, reaching almost £3m by the end of the year. Their average monthly profits also increased by 160% from 2015 to 2016. King of Servers has high hopes for an even stronger 2017 as they have branched […]