Author Archives: Dominic Black

Cavell Group sponsors NV&SDN Europe

The Cavell Group will be sponsoring the NV & SDN Europe in Madrid with Sam Critchley, Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director, speaking on the panel about “Operational Challenges of SDN & NFV”. Cavell is at the forefront of most new technologies and SDN is no exception, with both our training and professional service teams executing projects in this […]

“I want to be the platform”, “No, I want to be the platform”… “Who is going to be the Communications Platform of the future?”

In a week, when Vonage USA spends $230m on Nexmo, a Communication Platform business that most of you will not have heard of, and when a traditional communication hardware provider like Genband spends a large proportion of its annual conference talking about its own “Kandy” Communication Platform as a Service (CPaaS) platform, many Service Providers […]

Cavell Group’s Benelux VoIP Research Report shows an advanced and highly competitive Hosted VoIP market in the Netherlands

Cavell’s latest research shows that the Dutch Hosted VoIP market has a total of 820,000 Hosted VoIP business subscribers and now leads mainland Europe in terms of Hosted VoIP penetration in the business market. Rob Kurver, Cavell’s Benelux Analyst, stated: “The Netherlands market is so advanced because we have a combination of factors at play […]

British and Belgian Royals dedicate statue across the street from Cavell Belgian office

The Cavell staff enjoyed the inauguration ceremony for a statue of Edith Cavell which took place in a park across from our Belgian office. The statue was raised on the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of Edith Cavell’s death. Both Princess Anne of the UK and Princess Astrid of Belgium were in attendance. For […]

Genband Nuvea launch latest demonstration of a fundamental change in the industry from a “Supply” to Adoption paradigm

On March 17th we saw Genband launch their Nuvia Cloud service in the UK to be distributed by their long-term partner IHUB. The Nuvia service is based on an OPEX pay-as-you-go model, which is sold on a per user basis, rather than Service Providers having to invest in their own large platform. Cavell were able […]

Cavell Group to host the first European VoIP Summit – Tickets now available

The first European VoIP Summit will bring together the VoIP industry to discuss the commercial and technical issues that will shape the industry in the coming years, hosted by Cavell Group, the parent company of illume research who have been the leaders in research on this market segment for over 10 years. We are also […]

Genband looking at new approaches – Outcome as a Service & Kandy

Genband Perspectives 14 has seen a range of speakers discuss the role of Genband in the future as it looks to move away from what it calls a level 2 supplier to a level 3 or level 4 supplier. Ultimately rather than just selling products and services to its customer it starts to offer “Outcome […]

BT Clive Selley discussed BT Inside Out wireless & future voice strategy at Genband Perspectives

It’s strange that you might travel across the Atlantic and one of your highlights of a conference is to hear from Clive Selley explaining BT’s UK technology strategy. Clive was a keynote speaker at Genband Perspectives conference in Orlando. Clive explained that BT believe the total market value for the key areas they focus are […]

Lord Digby Jones and the problem with Unified Communications

I found myself watching the UK TV program ‘The Troubleshooter’ with Lord Digby Jones, where he was advising a Freezer and Cooler manufacturer on setting up a new production line, he was showing how a small improvement in the way they worked on the line could offer huge benefits in terms of productivity and cost […]

4G access set to enable businesses around the UK to access VoIP services

The panel discussion at the convergence summit on the opportunities that 4G will bring business in the UK was well received by the audience with Trefor Davies Timico, Robert Hayward of MLL Telecom, Simon Fort of Nine Group and Alexis Argent of 4Gon Solutions bringing some interesting debate to the table. One of the key […]