b4b Group Connects Social Enterprise Café for Success

Leading IT and telecommunications provider b4b Group has announced the successful expansion of its services within Mallusk Enterprise Park, to support the opening of new social enterprise café ‘B Social Deli’. Benefitting from its longstanding relationship with the County Antrim business park spanning more than five years, b4b Group was appointed to deploy a rapid…

Urgency Increasing on Copper Switch Off

Back in September, I wrote about the impending ‘Copper Switch Off’ – that is, the plans to shut down the entire copper broadband and telephone line network across the UK in favour of fibre. It’s the biggest change in telecoms in 150 years and if you haven’t already taken notice, you may soon need to.…

UK Telecoms Ambitions

Time to Take Advantage of UK Telecoms Ambitions

UK Telecoms Ambitions – The UK is investing hugely in the future of telecoms, presenting significant opportunities for Northern Ireland businesses to take advantage of – provided they’re ready. Earlier this month, the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology (DSIT) announced the UK was joining a telecoms coalition of leading global nations and was set…

Are you ready for the ‘copper switch off’?

You will no doubt have read some stories, or at least seen the headlines, over recent days about plans by BT to upgrade landlines across Northern Ireland to digital technology. It’s part of the telecoms giant’s Digital Voice project to replace all analogue phone lines and for users, will mean that they’ll need to plug…

Go back 30 or even 15 years and it’s safe to say Northern Ireland would not be considered a mecca for the global tech industry.

Time to reflect on a tech sector to be proud of

Go back 30 or even 15 years and it’s safe to say Northern Ireland would not be considered a mecca for the global tech industry. Traditional industries still (largely) dominated and we were only starting to see the green shoots of new sectors emerging as the economy slowly but surely diversified. Fast forward to the…

b4b Group partners with Hope 4 Life NI to change lives

Leading IT and telecommunications provider, b4b Group, is making great strides to create lasting change to individuals in need by partnering with Hope 4 Life NI as its new Charity Partner.  The charity delivers invaluable programmes to support the mental wellbeing of individuals across Northern Ireland and are developing to extend into the UK and…

Telecoms investment

Businesses must ready themselves to benefit from telecoms investment

The UK government recently announced telecoms investment plans that would pump millions of pounds into creating “world class digital infrastructure” that it said would pave the way for a “better, more secure, more prosperous future”. It has pledged to spend £150 million in the future of digital technology including on a new wireless infrastructure strategy…