What does the CityFibre deal really mean for our partners?

Posted on Aug 23 2017 by Elsa Chen | Comments Off on What does the CityFibre deal really mean for our partners?
Categories : CityFibre, Featured
Elsa Chen, CEO

Elsa Chen, CEO

Back in July we announced that we were to be acquired by CityFibre, the UK’s largest alternative provider of wholesale fibre network infrastructure. The deal completed in early August, which means that opportunities for channel businesses to effect change in our industry by driving differentiation and increasing competition are now very real indeed.

From our perspective, we’ve effected more of a merger than a traditional acquisition. Entanet is the same business as it was two months ago. By this we mean that we’re just as ambitious as we’ve always been and we’ll continue to operate as we always did – with our partners at the heart of our business, and with the support mechanisms in place to enable channel businesses to grow. Existing partners will even get to deal with the same people that they always have. The reality of it is that the only operational change that will be felt by our partners is the increased product set available.

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Autobiography of a DX journey

Posted on Mar 08 2017 by Darren Farnden | Comments Off on Autobiography of a DX journey

The communications industry has seen its fair share of disruption. There are the players who are in a race to the bottom, labelling an increasing number of services provided by ISPs as utilities to be provided at lower cost and lower margin. Then there are those who are disruptive in their own ways by driving their businesses and the channel forward by adopting technologies and digital platforms to improve operational efficiencies, grow revenues and provide a first-class customer-experience. At Entanet, our focus throughout the disruption has been on providing the best possible service and transforming ourselves to firmly place our customers at the heart of our business. While this has meant adopting new and emerging technologies, what we’ve learned throughout our journey is that there’s more to transformation than just the digital element.

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Brexit: what needs to happen now that our government’s gone AWOL?

Posted on Jun 29 2016 by Paul Heritage-Redpath | Comments Off on Brexit: what needs to happen now that our government’s gone AWOL?

Shock, awe, disgust, celebration. Whatever your reaction, nobody ever expected that we’d be left with no leadership and no plan of action. With David Cameron’s resignation, George Osborne and Theresa May keeping a very low profile and Boris Johnson off playing cricket, one may be forgiven for thinking our government has gone AWOL in the wake of last week’s Referendum vote. In any case, there is no firm plan and we’re all left scratching our heads as to what Brexit actually means for our country, our personal lives and the industry that we represent.

Since businesses are keeping the country ticking over while the politicians scrabble around to decide who’s in charge and what needs to be done, we thought we’d seize the opportunity to remind Whitehall what needs to be considered so that the connectivity industry can depart from the EU as painlessly as possible.

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GUEST BLOG: ORG successfully adds ‘safeguards’ to latest trade mark blocking case

Posted on Oct 28 2014 by Guest | Comments Off on GUEST BLOG: ORG successfully adds ‘safeguards’ to latest trade mark blocking case

The ongoing fight against online infringement has taken a new twist as Cartier International, owners of the luxury Mont Blanc and Cartier brands, has won its case in the High Court to force ISPs to block access to websites allegedly infringing its trade mark. Until now only copyright infringers (such as music and film distributors) have been pursued in this manner. Elizabeth Knight, Open Rights Group’s (ORG) Legal Director, explains her initial concerns about this new development and the safeguards suggested by ORG that have now been accepted by the judge:

Elizabeth Knight, ORG Legal Director

Elizabeth Knight, ORG Legal Director

Blocking websites for trade mark ‘infringement’

The High Court has now decided on this case and instructed the largest UK ISPs to block the reported websites for alleged trade mark infringement. The case was brought by Cartier International and related companies who were seeking an order to force BSkyB, BT, EE, TalkTalk and VirginMedia to block a number of websites that it has claimed have been using the brands’ trade marks for counterfeiting activity.

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Poll: Is the European Parliament right to protect net neutrality by law or should ISPs be able to prioritise traffic and charge content providers?

Posted on Apr 28 2014 by Gemma Dickinson | 1 Comment

The European Parliament (EP) recently voted to protect net neutrality with new laws, ensuring that ISPs are unable to prioritise certain types of traffic or charge content providers a premium for delivering their services. The subject of net neutrality has always been controversial but this was particularly surprising as it is the complete opposite of the approach taken by the US. We will be covering this news in more detail in a new article shortly, keep an eye out for that.

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