Venus Blog

Can I run SIP/VoIP telephony over Broadband?

Like most businesses, you may be worried about call quality when moving your phones lines from traditional lines such as ISDN. This is something that you should think about when planning a migration and the most important service criteria you need to consider is the internet connection your calls will be routing over.

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Venus Launch Partner Portal

The portal will provide Venus’ resellers with information at their fingertips, with lighting fast pricing and an expanded range of postcodes, complementing the service they receive from their dedicated Venus account manager.

To make this month a little better Venus are giving away a bottle of wine for every order placed via the new portal - Find out more!

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Healthy Habits in the workplace

We are quickly becoming more aware and more concerned with our overall wellness, and more so motivated to make positive changes. While a greater emphasis on healthy living has risen - the 9 to 5 has become 9 to 6, or even later. We spend more time working and less time leaving our desks, especially in companies where even lunch is brought to the office. Through the chaos, we struggle to find a balance between work and health, with the latter often slipping to the back-burner. So Since none of us are working any less, why not make the way you work a bit healthier?

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Join us at BVE - 28th Feb - 2nd March 2017

BVE is the UK’s leading Entertainment and Media Tech event, with a 20-year history dedicated to the broadcast, production and post-production sectors.

For over 5 years Venus have powered the media and post production industry with high speed, reliable connectivity and data transfer solutions. 

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Don’t Let the Tube Strike Affect your Business

Train strikes can be disruptive to organisations when employees find it difficult getting into the office on time, or even at all during periods of industrial action.

Here at Venus our staff are able to work productivity no matter what the transport situation is in London.

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Dedicated Leased Lines

Higher levels of productivity, guaranteed speeds, reliable connections many reasons to ensure your business has a dedicated Fibre Leased Line

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Venus Welcomes Chancellor's £1bn broadband investment

Venus Business Communications welcomed Chancellor Philip Hammond’s autumn statement announcement pledging a £1 billion investment in broadband. The new broadband investment package will pump £400 million into a new Digital Investment Fund to stimulate fibre network operators to scale up rapidly to meet the demands of businesses and Homes across the UK for high speed connectivity. 

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Venus ranked top 500 Fast Growing Companies EMEA

Venus Business Communications is proud to announce we are on the Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ EMEA list, a ranking of the 500 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and energy tech companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

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Virtual Reality at Work

VR has a wide range of business potential. A company can connect with remote staff as if they were all in the same room, real estate brokers can provide buyers with tours of an entire building and a dressmaker can even offer a virtual fitting for a wedding dress!

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Welcome to the New Real World - Smart Cities

A smart city is a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital and telecommunication technologies, for the benefits of its inhabitants and businesses.

Greater work productivity, a consequence of smart buildings, allows time and energy to be spent in the local economy. As Westminster is already the best city to do business, we are happy to continue this trend by innovating the technologies being used today. There are plenty of business opportunities arising from making buildings smarter.

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Public Speaking for the First Time

Great advice from our Head of Channel Sales: 5 key pieces of advice to any new speakers out there

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Join Venus at the RICS Telecoms Conference

Join Venus at the RICS Telecoms Conference this November.

 

For the second year running Venus will be sponsoring the RICS telecoms conference. Taking place on the 24th November this event brings together key people in the property and telecoms market.

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Stay Safe Online - Don’t Let the Hackers Access your Online Accounts

We've all had them. Those emails you read with a growing sense of dread which tell you to change the password you use on this account, that social network or one of the many other online services you use.

The worst part is the uncertainty that comes in the wake of the warning - do you panic now or later?

 

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Fast Broadband - The Key to Attracting New Tenants

The serviced office sector in London is booming. In 2015, it grew 10 % in the most popular areas of the city, and now comprises 30 % of the total UK market (according to the Instant Group’s 2015 Serviced Offices Review report). State of the art serviced office company, Circle Offices Ltd offers fully serviced office space in Longcroft house, Bishopsgate, London since 2007. Today Circle Offices’s Longcroft House Business Centre consists of 75 fully serviced office suites which accommodate some 244 clients across a range of industries from engineering, design to psychology. More than ever, it is experiencing growing demand from entrepreneurs, start-ups, and SMEs looking for a flexible, reliable and simple ‘plug and play’ office experience that can seamlessly scale with their business.

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Step it up a gear - New Venus reseller incentive scheme

Venus is launching its latest reseller incentive programme. The scheme is open to all active and new resellers in Venus’ current partner programme.  The winning reseller will be taking to the track in a Supercar of their choice to celebrate their successful sales drive.

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Venus Exhibiting at Convergence Summit South.

The Venus team are really looking forward to exhibiting at Convergence Summit South for the 5th year! Venus will be continually promoting their partner programme which has seen an incredible 55% uptake over the last year.

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How Apprenticeships can help your business and the Economy

Are you wondering whether your business should go down the apprenticeship route? Or are you a student wondering whether you should continue with your studies or fast forward your career and become an apprentice?

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White City is booming!

Soon become a mini-metropolis of 950 apartments, a new club and 50-room hotel from Soho House (complete with rooftop pool), as well as three refurbished TV studios and offices for BBC Worldwide and 300,000 other “creatives”. - what’s not to love?!

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Entertainment Industries need robust networks

The trend to view major sporting events on mobile devices continues to grow. The 2012 Olympics saw hotels across London clambering for high speed connectivity with the influx of visitors coming to see the games and wanting to view coverage of major sporting events across mobile platforms.  Back in 1998,Des Lynam cheekily introduced coverage of England’s afternoon kick off against Tunisia with “Good afternoon, shouldn’t you be at work?” Today, many people still are at work viewing on mobiles and tablets. Streamed in high definition video these major sporting events present surges that ISP networks need to cope with. 

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Venus London 100mbit Leased Lines

Venus is pleased to announce a further reduction in our 100mb leased line offering in Central London. Businesses in central London can now benefit from high speed Internet Leased Lines dedicated to your building at affordable pricing. Our Offering is uncontended, dedicated throughout with full bandwidth availability and higher reliability than all types of broadband.

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The Future of Advertising

Advertising in 2025 will be digital, clever and all about you. Life will be more automated, slicker and quicker. You’ll be able to buy a robot lover and even use a small chip to measure how many times a day you blink to assess your eye health and find the perfect mascara. Not every car will be driverless, but you can bet your bottom dollar that most public transport will be.

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MPs Slam BT

MPs Slam BT - Must put house in order or face split

MPs strongly criticise telecoms giant BT in a new report from Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The recent report commissioned from a panel of independent experts, says BT is "significantly under investing" in Openreach, the shortfall in investment could potentially be hundreds of millions of pounds a year.


The Committee says BT has exploited its position to make strategic decisions that "favour the Group's priorities and interests" - and is likely to have sacrificed shareholder value and customer benefit as a result. 

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Venus Encourage Women in IT Apprenticeships.

Venus has recently expanded its apprenticeship programme to provide more job opportunities for young people and help them to develop their skills. Savvy business-minded people are shunning traditional education for technical apprenticeships. Venus' latest apprentices, Monet Peart and Sara Hogarth, dropped out of college to forge careers in IT without lectures and loans.

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Technology Increases the Importance of Trust

Trust is probably the single most important ingredient in any human-to-human interaction or relationship, personal or commercial, and as the volume and velocity of these interactions continue to increase with technology, so the importance of trust will continue to increase and in todays world trust is earned as trust is something you can no longer buy or cover, trust has to be earned and maintained within a business. 

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Best Business Broadband

Venus are proud to be Winners of the Best Business Broadband award at the ISPAs and runner up to Best SuperFast Broadband. 

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How to run a great meeting

How to run a great meeting, From Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella

They're the great conundrum of businesses, large and small. We sigh when we think about bad meetings boring, unproductive, and stealing precious time that we'll never see again. Meetings can be done right and can be the source of great ideas and a wonderful platform to receive important feedback.

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How SMEs can win big

Small businesses need not be afraid of cutting deals with the big boys, reports Joanne Frearson. When small firms start out they might not see themselves working with mega-corporations. But big companies do not necessarily share the same view - indeed many of them want to work with firms that can provide them with the goods and services they need, regardless of their size.

 

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Venus Proud to be Super-Connected in Camden

Alex Proud, founder of London’s Proud venues, and Venus Business Communications will be presenting the benefits of being a ‘Gigabit Business’ at the ‘super-connected’ event during London Technology Week. The event showcased how Proud Camden, which is connected via Venus’ London fibre network,has transformed into a Gigabit business, realising significant savings through resource efficiencies.

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Venus Partners Celebrate at The Euros

As part of the Venus Partner Programme the Venus Channel team invited their top achieving partners to watch the Euros match this week, where they witnessed a triumph 2-1 win for England.

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Microsoft buying Linkedin?

Microsoft shocked us all with the announcement of their Linkedin acquisition. At a huge price of over $26 billion dollars people are asking the question….why?

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Venus connects Soho Square with free ultra fast wifi for the first time

Venus is providing free ultra fast wifi for SohoCreate festival and Soho Square visitors between 6th and 10th June. Highlights need for better fibre connectivity for London’s £14bn a year creative industries. Venus’ 10 gigabits per second service is the fastest fibre-based leased line service in London.

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Cyber security - What to look out for

The hacker of today only needs access to the Internet to initiate an attack. The way we are connected to the Internet and the number of devices we use continues to grow, so does the risks of being attacked. Simple steps can help keep your online presence safe!

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The Need for Speed - Venus Launch 10 Gigabit Fibre Leased Lines for the Media and Production Industry

Venus launches 10 Gigabits per second fibre leased line Internet connectivity for the Media and Production Industry. London’s post production houses work on a wide range of projects from Hollywood block busters to popular television dramas. In the immortal words of Tom Cruise’s Maverick they now “feel the need for Speed

 

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UK Leased Line - The Future of Internet Connectivity

Fibre leased line is the future of Internet connectivity. If your business depends on connectivity or has multiple locations, Venus has customized solutions for you. Here are some questions and answers that will help you find out what you need to know about Fibre Leased Line.

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SohoCreate Festival.

Set in the most creative square mile in the world, SohoCreate is the biggest conversation about creativity in the country. We bring together top creative minds for a week of talks, workshops open houses, pop-ups, parties and more, all in the heart of Soho: a powerhouse with the highest concentration of creative professionals on the planet.

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Emerging technology changing the way we pay

Cash is no longer king and today’s consumers demand a seamless payment experience. Find out why smart businesses are embracing new ways to pay.

 

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Venus Finalist for ISPA Awards

Venus announced as a finalist for Best Business Broadband and Best Superfast Broadband at the annual ISPA awards. Best Business Broadband & Best Superfast Broadband

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Today's Use of the Internet

You thought YOU got too many emails? You’re not alone. 150 million emails are sent every minute on average across the Internet

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Superconnected Camden

Join Venus Business Communications and Proud Camden during London Technology Week for an exclusive event showcasing the benefits of a Gigabit connected businesses.

“Upgrading to Gigabit connectivity throughout our Proud Camden Venue is one of the best business decisions I have made. Our Venue is always full of tech savvy customers online 24/7 whilst enjoying drinks in our terrace bar, stables or cabaret room." Alex Proud, CEO

 

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Join Venus at Cloud Expo Europe

Join Venus at Cloud Expo Europe. April 12th and 13th. The worlds biggest cloud event. 

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The Need For Greater Bandwidth

If we are to remain competitive in this global age, increasing the capacity for high speed internet through dedicated Fibre connections must be at the top of the agenda of all companies if they are serious about adapting to the new challenges ahead.

 

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Venus Partner Incentive Scheme

View the London skyline in style with champagne and chocolate tasting on the London Eye.

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Join Venus at the British Legal Technology Forum 2016

Europe’s largest legal technology conference and exhibition, The British Legal Technology Forum will bring together the most respected professionals from both the legal and commercial technology sectors to examine and explore the systems, strategies, processes and platforms that will drive law firms and legal businesses into the next decade and beyond.

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Digital Productivity Apps To Help Manage Your Busy Work life.

Smartphones and online devices have transformed the role of communication and the way we manage our lives. Numerous productivity apps such as calendars, to-do lists, reminders, cloud storage and note-taking apps are available that help managing your hectic life schedule. Here is a list of our top 3 to ensure you stay productive throughout the week!

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AWS Direct Connect

Venus AWS Direct Connect allows businesses to bypass the public Internet and connect directly to the AWS cloud over a private fibre optic leased line via our high-speed, reliable network.

 

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Bet on Red

Venus works hand in hand with their Partners and are constantly exploring new ways to help them attract new revenue streams and help their businesses grow.

Venus is holding an exclusive event for new and existing partners which will be held in the heart of the west end at London’s most popular entertainment venue - The Hippodrome Casino.

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High Speed Connectivity Supports Legal Practice Growth

Catherine Gannon established Gannons with a clear business model in mind. “We deliver top quality service to private companies that don’t want to pay the huge fees large firms charge, but need the skills a high street practitioner may not necessarily have. Our boutique commercial firm has low overheads courtesy of the connectivity Venus provides. It facilitates my flexible working concept allowing me to employ talented solicitors who didn’t want the politics of the City. They can work flexibly and remotely at locations across the country giving them a good work life balance. Also controlling costs is very important to ensure the business is profitable, so I didn’t want an expensive really fast server. Instead we use cloud-based applications with superfast connectivity from Venus. The system works very reliably, however it is reassuring to know there is engineering support from Venus when I need it.

 

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Venus are proud to be supporting INCA's Connected Property Seminar 2016

Venus are proud to be supporting INCA's Connected Property Seminar.

Property developers and landlords are an important sector that can help get superfast and ultrafast services deployed quickly and cost-effectively.

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Venus Introduces White Label marketing for Partners

Venus works very closely with their resellers and values their feedback. As requested Venus has increased marketing support and now introduced white label marketing to help our partners attract new business.

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Multi Tenant - Fastest Internet Speeds and the Lowest Costs

Venus specialise in bringing future proof Fibre Internet direct to business premises. Venus have introduced a multi tenant wired building system, which reduces the cost of services and allows new users to be quickly connected.

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Venus enables SoConnect to increase fibre coverage across London

Considerable growth in London fibre delivery generated by an Edinburgh based telecoms reseller now empowered to offer outstanding lead times without compromising on service or price.

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Why switch to Hosted Telephony - VoIP

Upgrade your communications systems with a hosted telephony service. This service allows businesses to dramatically reduce costs and allows flexibility in and out of the office.

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New Provisioning Manager at Venus

Venus Business Communications has expanded its provisioning team and appointed a new provisioning manager, Denise Parlour. Denise joins Venus at an exciting time and will be leading a growing team to ensure efficient provisioning of the increasing number of orders Venus is taking

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Deloitte 2015 Technology EMEA Fast 500 Winner!

Venus Business Communications has been named as a winner in the Deloitte 2015 Technology EMEA Fast 500.

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Is the Cloud right for you?

The cloud has been taking the business world by storm, but is it right for every business? It seems like only yesterday that computers and the internet had limited functions and usability for a business’s productivity. Fast-forward to the present and the rapid advancement of internet technology, most notably the cloud,  has led a huge variety of options for every kind of business. Advocates for the cloud often cite numerous benefits that lead to the optimization of businesses’ productivity, efficiency and functionality of their operations.

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Digital Divide within Education

The Digital Divide is still a very pronounced phenomenon in the UK. BESA found just under half of all primary and secondary schools surveyed reported that they had inadequate access to the internet as well as over half reporting poor Wi-Fi connectivity. This is particularly worrying as in an increasingly digital society, children will be losing out on key learning initiatives and knowledge and this could lead to a further widening of the digital divide.

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The Problem with the Government's draft Investigatory Powers Bill

The UK Government has drafted a bill - referred to in some quarters as the "Snoopers' Charter" - which is designed to clarify regulation of communications monitoring and interception.

The Bill stipulates a 12 month requirement for retention of something described as an ICR - an "Internet Connection Record". This is described as a "record of the internet services that a specific device connects to – such as a website or instant messaging application – captured by the company providing access to the internet."

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Venus Offers Partners a Relaxing Spa Weekend in January

Venus would like to treat their channel partners to a relaxing spa weekend in January. What better way to recover from the hustle and bustle of the festive season.

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Venus Presenting at the RICS Telecoms Conference

Venus is proud to be sponsoring and presenting at the RICS Telcoms Conference 2015.

Bringing together over 200 professionals, the annual RICS Telecoms Forum Conference comes back this year to provide you with crucial updates and insights so that you can get to grips with the latest developments currently shaping the industry.

 

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The Need for Gigabit Cities

Businesses across London have come together to explore how to make the Gigabit City dream a reality in London. At an event organised by Venus Business Communications and Westminster Business Council, chaired by Elizabeth Crowther-Hunt CEO of WBC, guest speakers from business and government shared their perspectives on the challenges that needed to be addressed and gathered valuable perspectives and suggestions from businesses across the city.

 

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Venus Hosts Event at Palace of Westminster to Discuss Future of Connectivity and the Need to Transform London into a Gigabit City

Venus Business Communications’ event to explore Gigabit Cities attracted businesses to the Palace of Westminster to hear a range of speakers including entrepreneur Alex Proud. Issues discussed included trialling fibre to the basement and the need for competition and choice in the broadband market. 

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Best ISP!

Venus are thrilled to be a finalist for the Comms National Awards for the second year running.

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Always Stay Connected - Resilient Fibre Leased Line Backup

When a damaged fibre cable in the exchange resulted in a four hour outage, William Hunter (IT Manager for The Lexis Group) had his suspicions confirmed that a diverse back-up circuit is essential for business continuity.

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40,000 Businesses Have Boosted their Internet with The Connection Voucher Scheme

"Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey urges businesses to apply for £3,000 broadband grants before it’s too late"

The connection voucher scheme is part of the Government's transformation of the UK's digital economy. Helping cities create and attract new jobs and investment, making the UK the best place in the world for business!

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Gigabit Cities at The House Of Lords

Palace of Westminster

Business Networking Event

Wednesday 14th October from 6pm

Please save the date and RSVP:

E: RK@venus.co.uk 

T: 020 7250 5858.

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Ever been told Fibre is not Available in your area?

Venus’ innovative approach is helping hundreds of clients get the  superfast  broadband connections they need even when  other installers say broadband is not available.

 

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Multi Tenant Connectivity Solutions

The Building Centre, in Central London, was established in 1931. Since then it has developed into a multi tenant office building. Each tenant is heavily dependent on sending very large data files detailing construction projects – more than 100MB per file is commonplace. David Birkbeck is well known to other tenants in the building and he encouraged a clutch of them to syndicate the costs of commissioning fibre optic connectivity at the Building Centre. 
 

The Connection Voucher Scheme provides an added incentive for landlords of properties with multiple business tenants to install high speed connectivity. The landlords should take the opportunity to capitalise on reduced installation fees.

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What is SuperFast Today?

Gigabit broadband has quickly become the goal of fixed broadband providers worldwide. 

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Join Venus at The House of Lords

Venus Business Communications and Westminster Business Council have joined together the showcase the importance of connectivity to business growth and the economy. 

 

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Venus Launch Speeds Up To 10 Gigabits per Second

Venus is launching 10 gigabit connection speeds across their Dark Fibre Network. These connection speeds are a hundred times faster than the best broadband connection speeds today. 

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Venus Partners on Joint Events

Venus Business Communications has teamed up with Video conference specialists, Videonations to demonstrate the operational efficiencies and savings video conferencing can bring to businesses. 

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Future Proof Your Business with the Superconnected Cities Scheme

Since the Superconnected cities scheme launched in 2013 superfast broadband has been on the front of the Government agenda in the hope to get the economy booming.

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The Growth of Apprenticeships

Savvy business-minded people are shunning traditional education for technical apprenticeships. Venus' latest apprentices, Monet Peart and Sara Hogarth, dropped out of college to forge careers in IT without lectures and loans. 

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