Comms Council UK Awards Sponsors

The event sponsor

Magrathea

Magrathea is the UK’s premier supplier of carrier services and managed solutions in all areas of the telecommunications world.

First established in 1995, the company has seen the industry grow and change and this experience is a key part of the first class service that we deliver to you and your customers.

The company has its own switching facilities based in London, Reading and Dublin including the world renowned co-location site ‘Telehouse’ giving access to virtually unlimited voice capacity and IP bandwidth and access to the best carriers in the world.

Magrathea’s technology is entirely developed in house by experienced technical design architects and solution delivery teams. The technology draws upon industry standards and utilises industrial strength components for ultimate carrier grade reliability. We offer complete VoIP solutions based on SIP and IAX2.

The network spans both the PSTN and IP world, with multiple connections to multiple top tier TDM carriers, including a full BT and Eircom interconnect allowing a full integration with the SS#7 network in both the UK and Ireland.

The IP network is diverse with multiple Tier one transit suppliers as well as peering at LINX (one of the largest internet exchange points) supplemented by private peering with key IP providers. The network is fully NGN enabled allowing us to fully support Voice over IP interconnection and services.

Packages vary from call termination services providing a high standard of call delivery with competitive national and international rates, numbering services including a complete portfolio of UK and Irish numbering and portability services as well as Wholesale Line Rental and Carrier Pre Select.

Magrathea are members of several industry organisations including LINX, ITSPA, FCS, NICC and RIPE as well as many industry working groups ensuring that we are best placed to advise and deliver key services.

Best ITSP - Small Enterprise

Snom

Snom is an international premium manufacturer of professional and business IP phones that debuted in 1997 as the pioneer for Voice-over-IP (VoIP) technology in Berlin, Germany. Within two decades, Snom developed into an internationally renowned brand for innovative telephony solutions.

The company’s success story rests upon two crucial cornerstones: first-class technology and local know-how. As per their motto, “We believe in local management”, Snom currently maintains local branches in eight countries. Divisions including software and hardware development, quality management, interop, and marketing, are located in their Berlin headquarters.

Another important factor of success is the company’s approach to offer tailor-made products and solutions. From displays and phones with Hebrew characters, to customised devices for large vendors like Vodafone; Snom products are designed to suit the needs of various groups of customers.

The IP desk, conference and DECT phones by Snom are equipped with a multitude of features and high-end audio quality, which feature up to 27 languages, depending on the model. Completing their selection, Snom also offers a wide choice of accessories, such as headsets and expansion modules. A three-year warranty is included as standard for all devices.

For more information, please visit our website www.snom.com.

Best ITSP - Mid-Market

ProVu

ProVu are proud to sponsor the 2021 Comms Council UK Awards, having sponsored the awards for the last 10 years, ProVu are delighted to be associated with the Comms Council UK and their industry leadership.

As the UK’s leading experts in VoIP hardware distribution, ProVu provides ITSP and telecoms resellers with automated services for the fulfilment, provisioning and ongoing remote management of VoIP hardware. ProVu’s award-winning reseller portal, ProSys gives users access to a range of tools designed to ease the deployment of Customer Premise Equipment (CPE). With access to online ordering, automatic provisioning, remote device management, and sophisticated APIs, integration with ProVu’s ordering and provisioning systems couldn’t be easier.

Having been the first specialist UK distributor of VoIP hardware, ProVu has built an enviable reputation for their technical expertise. Over the years ProVu has expanded their product range to cover all requirements for any hosted or on-site IP PBX installation. Their product range includes; door entry intercom and access control systems through to infrastructure hardware such as SBCs and gateways. With large quantities of stock available, most orders can be shipped direct to site for next day delivery.

https://www.provu.co.uk

Best ITSP - Large Enterprise

Gamma

Gamma is a leading supplier of voice, data and mobile products and services in the UK.

We supply a broad range of communications to small, medium and large-sized business customers, the public sector and not-for-profit organisations, both through our network of channel partners and directly. 74% of our revenues are generated by an extensive network of 1150 channel partners. Our products include fixed telephony, IP telephony, hosted phone systems, broadband and data connections, mobile services, security and unified communications solutions. As of the end of December 2018, Gamma has 1044 staff based across the UK and in Europe.

We strive to always provide the highest levels of customer service and are committed to delivering high quality solutions to our customers at a fair price. Being one of the UK’s largest network operators gives us the ability to respond much more quickly to our customers’ needs and gives you the assurance that you are working with a financially-secure business partner with a highly resilient network

Best VoIP Device

Yeastar

Yeastar provides cloud-based and on-premises VoIP PBXs and VoIP gateways for SMEs and delivers Unified Communications solutions that connect co-workers and clients more efficiently. Founded in 2006, Yeastar has established itself as the world’s leader of SME PBX System with a global partner network and over 200,000 customers worldwide. Yeastar customers enjoy the flexible and cost-effective communications solutions that have been consistently recognized in the industry for high performance and innovation.

For more information about Yeastar, please visit https://www.yeastar.com.

Best Multi-national Solution

Netaxis Solutions

Netaxis is once more proud to be able to support the Comms Council UK Awards for 2021. As a winner of multiple ITSPA Awards over the past three years we understand the value to businesses who enter and win these awards.

By displaying our Awards for Innovation, Software and VoIP Infrastructure our largely Tier 1 and Tier 2 roll of customers are reassured that they are dealing with a business that is both expert and leaders in their field. Moreover our staff know that their efforts yield visible results and it makes them proud to work for Netaxis.

Our business is growing quickly as we move from only reselling other people’s products (Oracle, Broadsoft, Ribbon, Audiocodes…) to also building our own advanced software for telcos.

By using APIO our automated provisioning and customer self care portal Cisco Broadsoft users are able to cut costs and produce services that differentiate them from the pack. We are frequently recommended by Cisco as an alternative solution to their own Loki platform that is now facing End of Life.

Other software products include SRE, a highly flexible SIP Proxy based Session Routing Engine that makes accessing third party databases a doddle, Nemo our multi-tenant VoIP monitoring and reporting tool and our Sigma flexible call generator.

We have a growing international list of clients with customers in the UK, Europe, Africa, USA and Asia. If you’d like to hear more about what Netaxis can do for you please drop me a line at tref@netaxis.solutions and I’ll get back in touch. You know it makes sense :)

Best VoIP Software

PURE IP

Pure IP is a leading global provider of enterprise voice communications managed services. Delivered via its own secure, resilient and fully redundant SIP based voice network, Pure IP offers full PSTN replacement services in 38 different countries and service coverage in a total of 90 countries around the world. Complemented by a 24/7 follow-the-sun international support operating primarily from its 3 operational support centers, Pure IP prides itself on providing outstanding customer service and technical excellence.

 

Best VOIP Innovation

NIMANS

For more than three decades, Nimans has been at the forefront of the communications industry and are proud to remain committed to bringing both new technology and innovative delivery models to the market.

Our portfolio of IP endpoints, audio and video conferencing, UC platforms, IT peripherals, networking products, infrastructure, and security solutions, together with our commitment to offer the highest levels of customer service, makes Nimans your ideal distribution destination.

With our partners’ support, we are proud to have grown into UK’s largest and best-known independent distributor of voice and data communications, to earn an enviable reputation as the ‘Logistics Engine of the Industry’. With a trading pedigree stretching back 35 years, our mission statement to ‘Serve the Customer’ is as relevant today as it was when our founder and Chairman Julian Niman first started the business in the 1980’s.

In addition to our expertise, we are able to offer resellers favourable commercial terms, sales support, enticing incentives and access to comprehensive marketing programmes.

 

Best SOHO ITSP

yealink

Yealink (Stock Code: 300628) is a global brand that specializes in video conferencing, voice communications and collaboration solutions with best-in-class quality, innovative technology and user-friendly experience. As one of the best providers in more than 140 countries and regions, Yealink ranks No.1 in the global market share of SIP phone shipments (Global IP Desktop Phone Growth Excellence Leadership Award Report, Frost & Sullivan, 2019). For more information, please visit: www.yealink.com.

Best VoIP Infrastructure

X-on

X-on is a pioneer of digital telephony in the UK, delivering simple but powerful communications choices to the NHS and healthcare, plus the wider corporate arena.

Our cloud services are hosted on our own network using technology created by our inhouse research and development team. As technology disruptors our focus is on innovation to improve the use of fixed line, mobile and cloud telephony and deliver reliable and effective communications.

Deployed across hundreds of UK practices, X-on’s flagship product Surgery Connect is a future proof, secure GP telephony solution which improves the patient experience, while driving efficient practice management and scalable communications across General Practice, GP Federations and CCGs. Surgery Connect provides fully integrated remote working for GPs and staff via mobiles and softphone.

Surgery Connect provides quick switching between audio and video at any time during a call with a patient, with all calls recorded and call data attached to the patient record. A full suite of web browser based Management Consoles provide a real time view of call levels and staff activity, access to call flow management and extensive analytical reporting. Integration ensures practitioners are not switching between a patchwork of discrete applications.

Surgery Connect integrates with most clinical systems, providing a seamless and time-saving way in which clinical and admin staff can access and record patient information during a call. Surgery Connect has been tailored by feedback from healthcare professionals ensuring a system that uniquely serves the needs of GP Practices, while addressing the digital and online ambitions of the NHS.

 

The 2021 Comms Council UK Awards Finalists Announced!

22nd July 2021
Comms Council UK can officially announce today the finalists of the 13th annual Awards – the first since rebranding from ITSPA. Each year, the…

2021 Comms Council UK Awards

Comms Council UK, which are sponsored by Magrathea launched in April.

Registration and written entry form submissions deadline was 7th June 2021.

The winners will be announced at Sea Containers in London on 30th September. Book your tickets here