SD-WAN or MPLS – that is the question?

Posted on Nov 21 2018 | Comments Off on SD-WAN or MPLS – that is the question?
Lee Hill

Lee Hill, Pre-Sales Technical Manager

Entanet works with a wide range of partners bidding for more complex network solutions – these highly profitable opportunities open up the chance to package a complete service including data and voice connectivity, firewalls and hosting, all from one supplier.

In this highly competitive and rapidly evolving connectivity landscape, Software Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) has emerged as an alternative corporate network technology to MPLS, but in reality the direct comparison is false because whilst both solutions link sites together the underlying technologies behind them are very different.

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Taking our full fibre message on the road

Posted on Oct 12 2018 | Comments Off on Taking our full fibre message on the road

The UK’s connectivity market is in exciting times as the Government, OFCOM and industry all agree that significant investment in full fibre infrastructure is crucial to the future of the UK’s digital economy.

It’s much documented that the UK lags well behind the rest of the world in fibre internet penetration, with just 5 percent of homes and businesses able to access full fibre services. In 2018 the UK also slipped from 31st to 35th place in the global broadband league tables – falling behind countries like Hungary, Luxembourg and Romania.

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Channel Live 2018 review: Our message – Fibre up!

Posted on Sep 26 2018 | Comments Off on Channel Live 2018 review: Our message – Fibre up!

Channel Live 2018 proved to be a great event for Entanet and CityFibre as we took our powerful ‘Fibre Up!’ message to the channel during a busy two days the NEC in Birmingham.

Now in its second year, the leading channel focused ICT trade exhibition once again proved to be a great platform to speak to potential new partners and existing customers about our exciting strategy to build full fibre to 5M premises by 2025 – and critically how they can take advantage of the significant opportunities this is opening up across the UK.

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The Digital Revolution – What did the Victorians ever do for us?

Posted on Aug 29 2018 | Comments Off on The Digital Revolution – What did the Victorians ever do for us?
Alan Fletcher

Alan Fletcher, Business Development Manager at KMi, part of The Open University

With the Government and OFCOM in agreement that investment in full fibre infrastructure is essential to the future of the UK economy, our latest guest blog from Alan Fletcher, Business Development Manager at KMi, part of The Open University, draws parallels between the current ‘Digital Revolution’ and our industrial past to ask what we can learn from our Victorian pioneers?

To be fair, it’s not just the Victorians we can learn from. The much longer period from 1700 to 1870 (starting some 137 years before Victoria came to the throne) saw fundamental economic and societal changes that we now refer to as the Industrial Revolution and the Transport Revolution. Okay, so 170 years is a long time and you should expect to see some changes over that period, right? Actually, there are pockets of rapid (given the available technology) expansion during the period in question which evidence mass adoption and significant investment in change, over much shorter periods of time.

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Visit Channel Live 2018 and drive success for your business

Posted on Aug 22 2018 | Comments Off on Visit Channel Live 2018 and drive success for your business

On 11th and 12th September Channel Live will be held at the NEC, Birmingham and Entanet will be exhibiting there on stand 458. It’s an exciting place to be if you have an important message for the channel, and a great place to go if you’re seriously looking to grow a profitable connectivity reseller business. Following the success of last year’s first ever Channel Live, we’re expecting this year’s to be even better. Product launches and demos, an informative seminar programme and a chance to speak to all of the key channel players – what a great environment!

Our big push

We believe the intensifying message around the absolute need for full fibre connectivity for the success of the UK’s digital economy (and indeed its survival) is a critical one to emphasise to visitors at Channel Live. We’re bringing the full fibre opportunity to the channel and we’re in a unique position to do so. As a part of CityFibre, we’re building the UK’s alternative wholesale network, using our own full fibre infrastructure to bring Gigabit connectivity to 5 million premises by 2025.

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Meet the Author – Emma Fisher

Posted on Aug 15 2018 | Comments Off on Meet the Author – Emma Fisher
Emma Fisher

Emma Fisher, Sales Support Manager

Emma is our Sales Operations Manager and has recently started to contribute to our blog discussing developments in our popular EQT (Ethernet Quoting Tool) and discussing the importance of customer retention. Here’s your chance to get to know her a little better….

How long have you worked at Entanet?

I have been at Entanet for 3 years and during that time so much has changed and progressed – it’s flown by!

What are your key responsibilities within the business and what are your areas of expertise?

My role as Sales Operations Manager is very varied which means no two days are the same. My responsibilities include ensuring the efficient processing of Ethernet quotes and orders through the team, managing ongoing development work to improve and enhance our popular Ethernet Quoting Tool (EQT), managing the in-life services team which look after all of our existing customers’ needs such as upgrades, renewals and migrations, overseeing the onboarding of all of our new channel partners and analysing sales performance data to identify ways to make our team and our processes more efficient.

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Why women don’t need to be daunted by a job in the IT sector

Posted on Aug 01 2018 | Comments Off on Why women don’t need to be daunted by a job in the IT sector
Hannah Jinks

Hannah Jinks, Customer Services Operative

Entanet’s Customer Services Operative, Hannah Jinks, tells us why she thinks IT doesn’t need to be just a man’s world any more…

It’s common knowledge that more needs to be done to attract more women into the IT sector, as the Harvey Nash / KPMG Chief Information Officer (CIO) Survey 2017 highlights, despite a lot of improvement happening to address a gender pay gap in IT in recent years the number of women in IT leadership roles is still just NINE percent!

It is very easy to think of IT as a male dominated industry. But, just because this has been the case previously doesn’t mean it always has to be that way. I was the only female apprentice in the cohort when I joined Entanet, which at first was a bit daunting, but the most important thing is to gain experience and learn from those around you because there is so much opportunity out there in the sector.

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Guest Blog – Fighting for full fibre

Posted on Aug 01 2018 | Comments Off on Guest Blog – Fighting for full fibre
Vicky Read

Vicky Read, CityFibre

Our colleagues at CityFibre are taking the ASA (Advertising Standards Authority) to court over the use of ‘fibre’ in advertising for part-fibre or ‘hybrid’ broadband connections, arguing that this term misleads consumers and will risk millions missing out on the benefits of “full fibre”, just at the point these enhanced networks at set to be built across the country. This action has been sanctioned by the High Court, who have granted permission for CityFibre to take the ASA’s original ruling to judicial review.

Victoria Read, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Manager at CityFibre explains why this legal challenge is so important for the channel and consumers and the potential impact that could be felt if the rules are not changed.

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EQT – Opening up Ethernet opportunities at the click of a button

Posted on Jul 24 2018 | Comments Off on EQT – Opening up Ethernet opportunities at the click of a button
Emma Fisher

Emma Fisher, Sales Support Manager

To win new business in the UK’s fast moving connectivity market it’s crucial resellers have quick and easy access to information on the price and availability of cutting edge Ethernet products.

Working together with our partners Entanet has developed a comprehensive Ethernet Quoting Tool (EQT) to do just that and a number of recent exciting enhancements have been added to put even more power in the hands of the reseller:

1. API

A key development has been the creation of an API where our partners can integrate their own quoting systems with our EQT making the whole process of quoting and provisioning our services for the customer even more seamless.

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How can you THRIVE with our new partner programme?

Posted on Jun 28 2018 | Comments Off on How can you THRIVE with our new partner programme?

We’ve just launched a brand new partner programme that will provide our channel partners with the support and resources they need to THRIVE in the competitive communications market.

With no minimum targets or thresholds to achieve the programme is designed to provide superior support to ALL partners and is built upon three key principles:

  • Ensuring partners have everything they would usually expect from an award winning provider like Entanet to confidently market, sell, provision, install and support their connectivity services.
  • Tailored support to match partners varying business models with everything from white label marketing resources through to pre-sales bid support.
  • Direct access to the infrastructure provider that is fundamentally changing the UK’s connectivity landscape, CityFibre. As part of the CityFibre Group, Entanet is best placed to aid partners on their full-fibre journeys.
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