Swedish specialist brings ‘DIY’ fibre networks to UK councils

09 April 2018

Swedish FTTH specialist VXFIBER has launched in the UK and claims its open access business model will provide a practical blueprint for local authorities to follow.

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has already teamed-up with the firm in an effort to encourage competition among service providers whilst giving consumers wider choice.

Through a public-private collaboration, VXFIBER partners with local authorities to invest and install their own high-speed fibre assets, what it calls the “passive layer” of the network.

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Swyx Solutions acquired by private equity investor

18 January 2018

Swyx says its solutions optimise communications and offer mid-sized businesses the complete functionality of PBXs.

Swyx says it optimises enterprise comms and offer mid-sized firms the complete functionality of PBXs.

Private equity investor Waterland has acquired UC specialist Swyx Solutions for an undisclosed sum.

It’s claimed the deal will enable Waterland to strengthen its software and IT portfolio, while Swyx will benefit with new opportunities for European expansion.

Swyx is headquartered in Dortmund, Germany and currently also has offices in the UK and France.

The firm says its communications software offers mid-sized businesses the complete functionality of PBXs as well enabling them to accelerate business processes. 

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UK businesses wasting “billions of pounds” on poor conference calls

22 December 2017

According to the study, the majority of enterprise users do not feel as comfortable on video calls as they do on audio calls.

According to the study, the majority of enterprise users do not feel as comfortable on video calls as they do on audio calls.

UK businesses are losing more than £26 billion every year because of poor conference calls.

In a survey of 1,000 professionals in the UK and US who regularly participate in conference calls, remote meetings specialist LoopUp sought to understand business people’s attitudes towards conferencing and conferencing technology.

It reveals that workers waste an average of 15 minutes per conference call simply getting started or dealing with distractions throughout the call.

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UK organisations unprepared for EU financial instruments directive

07 December 2017

There are now less than 30 days to go before the legislation comes into force with tough financial penalties for non-compliance.

There are now less than 30 days to go before the legislation comes into force with tough financial penalties for non-compliance.

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) comes into force on 3 January 2018, but 39 per cent of UK financial organisations are unaware whether their organisation is compliant or not, says new research.

MiFID II is EU legislation that regulates firms who provide services to clients linked to ‘financial instruments’ and the venues where those instruments are traded.

Part of the directive states that firms will be obliged to record all communications that are intended to result in a transaction.

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