Entanet gains IIP accreditation at the first time of asking

Posted on Nov 28 2018 | News
Tim Roberts
Tim Roberts, HR Manager

Entanet’s long-standing commitment to best practice people management and development has been underlined by achieving Investors in People accreditation at Silver Standard.

The award-winning wholesale provider of full fibre communications services achieved the internationally recognised accreditation, which supports the continuous improvement of people management and development, at the first time of being assessed.

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SD-WAN or MPLS – that is the question?

Posted on Nov 21 2018 | Blog, Business, CityFibre, Fibre, Full fibre, Pre-Sales, PWAN

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 | Blog, Full fibre, Marketing

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 | Blog, CityFibre, Fibre, Full fibre, Marketing, Sales

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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Entanet to focus on the channel’s full fibre future at Channel Live 2018

Posted on Sep 04 2018 | News
Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing
Darren Farnden, Head of Marketing

Industry showcase will provide the perfect platform for the award-winning wholesaler to deliver its full fibre message to the channel

Entanet, the leading provider of wholesale connectivity, will use this year’s Channel Live event – which takes place at the NEC, Birmingham on 11 and 12 September – to tell partners how they can take full advantage of its ambitious plans to take full fibre connectivity to five million premises by 2025 and play a part in shaping Britain’s digital future.

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Entanet’s Ethernet price promotion opens up exciting full fibre opportunities for channel partners

Posted on Aug 30 2018 | News
Paul North
Paul North, Sales Manager

Until the end of November, Entanet is putting ultra-fast Ethernet connectivity in the hands of its channel partners for a lower monthly cost than many businesses pay for a company car or office printer.

Entanet is expanding the full fibre opportunities for its channel partners by offering 10 percent off the monthly line rental of all new CityFibre 100Mbps connections ordered with a 100Mbps bearer*.

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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 | Blog, CityFibre, Dark Fibre, Ethernet, Fibre, Full fibre

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 | Author, Blog, Customer Service, Ethernet, Full fibre, Sales

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 | Awards, Blog, CSR, Customer Service

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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