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The only way is up: the demand for radio internet connectivity is going through the roof!

The only way is up: the demand for radio internet connectivity is going through the roof!

London is at a crossroads.  The fast-paced metropolis is struggling to deliver digital connectivity to the growing number of small businesses demanding always on, always connected services. This is a fundamental challenge to its desired status as the world’s financial and digital innovation hub. There’s an insatiable demand for bandwidth in this city and the traditional fibre solution is not enough anymore. Enter our premium radio technology! 

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Join M24Seven at Connected SMEs – A Catalyst for London’s Economic Growth

Join M24Seven at Connected SMEs – A Catalyst for London’s Economic Growth

Join M24seven at Connected SMEs – A Catalyst for London’s Economic Growth at the London Executive offices on September 28th, 2017 and help lead the debate on how we make London a city of the future.

Connectivity and digital infrastructure plays a central role in modern society and is vital for fueling the economy, culture, and tourism.

At the same time, Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and entrepreneurs play an increasingly important role as the catalysts for innovative thinking across London’s private and public sectors.

As the lifeblood of the London economy, SMEs need flawless connectivity and regulatory support to continue to create jobs, drive innovation and stimulate trade. Despite this, nearly a third of London SMEs estimate they could have lost more than £10,000 per year due to connectivity issues: a huge blow to the local and national economy.

Connectivity contributes £55bn to the UK’s economy each year and is a building block for a city of the future. To make London a competitive hub for SMEs to thrive in it needs further ongoing investment in technology and infrastructure. Only when London's SMEs are digitally connected can they help to grow the local and national economy, and we need to start the conversation on how to get there.

Connected SMEs – A Catalyst for London’s Economic Growth is an industry leading event which brings together some of London’s principal political and business leaders to discuss how London can be at the core of the digital revolution.

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Beating Westminster Connectivity Blackspots with the Connect Westminster Voucher Scheme

Beating Westminster Connectivity Blackspots with the Connect Westminster Voucher Scheme

In a bid to overcome connectivity issues and “not spots” in London, Westminster Council has launched the Connect Westminster scheme, a £2.8m project enabled by the European Regional Development Fund.

Westminster City Council has secured funding of £2.8m, including £1.4m from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the Connect Westminster voucher scheme, which aims to set up a local broadband connection voucher schemes offering Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Westminster borough ultra-fast broadband connections.

Poor connectivity and not spots have been pressing issues for SMEs in the Westminster borough for a long time. In addition to the high loss of earnings for SMEs due to connectivity issues, Westminster not spots are having a further impact on London’s economic productivity and international competitiveness. This was highlighted in the Recent London Assembly report, Digital Connectivity in London:

London’s economic productivity and international competitiveness face a significant threat in the form of poor digital connectivity. The capital is poorly served, suffering from ‘not-spots’, ‘digital deserts’ and a lack of fibre connections.

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Join M24Seven at Channel Live

Join M24Seven at Channel Live

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting our brand new M24Seven Partner Portal at Channel Live 2017 at the Birmingham NEC on the 12th and 13th September 2017. Channel Live is the UK’s only ICT trade specific conference, exhibition, thought leadership and networking event rolled into one. At Channel Live, Resellers, VARS and other Channel Partners can openly discuss opportunities with vendors and solution providers.

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How will the PSTN and ISDN switch-off impact your business?

How will the PSTN and ISDN switch-off impact your business?

As we all know, in 2015 BT announced that they will be switching off the PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025. With this, BT will no longer accept any new orders or amendments to services applicable to any ISDN products as of 2020.

Once the switch-off has taken place, customers will be migrated to a single IP core network using Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), which will ultimately replace all legacy network and platforms.

While 2025 may seem a long way off, 2020 is only three years away and the upcoming switch-off means that PSTN and ISDN lines are now considered a legacy product.

This means that investment in these products is very likely to fall. If your business uses or offers PSTN and ISDN lines as a service, the switch-off is going to have a significant effect on your business unless you can migrate your own systems and your customer’s systems over to a VoIP service.

In this article, we will have a look at  VoIP Telephony services that are available and the benefits of migrating your systems in time for the ISDN switch-off in 2025 will have on your business and your customer base.

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10 ways fibre leased line connectivity will benefit your business

10 ways fibre leased line connectivity will benefit your business

Whether you need high-speed internet access, uninterrupted data streams for your business communications and operations, or need the capability to run tools and apps to help better manage your infrastructure, switching to fibre leased line connectivity will have big benefits for your business.

If you don’t want your business to feel the limits of shared communications and data connections, and need the benefits of guaranteed high connection speeds, a fibre leased line is your best option.

As well as the benefits listed in this article, fibre leased line connectivity offers a whole host of other benefits which extend further into helping you optimise your business operations.

In this article, we will look at 10 different ways that fibre leased line connectivity will benefit your business.

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The London Disconnect

The London Disconnect

The London disconnect: connectivity woes hindering SME productivity

David takes on Goliath with UK's fastest growing independent connectivity provider, M24Seven, launching in the capitalM24Seven, the UK's fastest-growing connectivity provider, run by former Sage MD Lee Perkins, is set to take on BT to level the playing field for digitally disadvantaged SMEs in the UK capital – with world-class connectivity.

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Second time Winner of ISPA Awards - Best Business Broadband 2017

Second time Winner of ISPA Awards - Best Business Broadband 2017

Winner of the ISPA’s Best Business Broadband award both in 2017 and 2016, Venus Communications brings an unbeatable combination of speed, service and reliability to M24Seven, cementing the Group’s position as UK’s fastest growing connectivity provider.

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Moving to a new office? Your easy guide to staying connected    

Moving to a new office? Your easy guide to staying connected    

An office move is never an easy task. Even if you are only moving your office across the street an office move has the potential to disrupt your business operations and your key IT communications systems - unless you apply some forward thinking.   

Whether your IT department consists of only a few people or a large team, it is essential that you plan each detail of your office move precisely and far enough in advance to reduce any damaging disruption to your IT and communications systems that will harm customer relationships, reduce staff productivity, and absorb management resources.

 In this article, we have prepared a checklist that will help you arrange and supervise your office move effectively, with minimal interruptions to your IT and communication systems.  

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We've changed. Venus is now part of the M24Seven group

We've changed. Venus is now part of the M24Seven group

As you may know, Venus Business Communications was acquired by M24Seven in March this year. We are now pleased to announce that starting with the 3rd of July we are also adopting the brand, as part of the national and international expansion process.?

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