FROM THE EDITOR
The Brexit headlines are coming thick and fast right now and I can’t remember a time when
so much of the market faced this kind of uncertainty. I still can’t decide if I am excited or
worried about the year ahead, 2019 could prove to be one of the most challenging to date
for the Channel as businesses delay purchasing decisions or decide to sweat assets so they
can preserve that ‘rainy day money’.
On the ip side the ONS has just announced some of the best employment gures we
have seen in the last fty years. Are UK employers ignoring the Brexit chaos? e jobs market
traditional trails the economic climate so the jury is still out on that one!
I ran my own poll online and asked my followers what they thought
would happen next. Just over half of respondents (55%) seem to think
we are heading for another referendum which some think is just a
Conservative ploy to reverse the process and swing us back into the EU.
Amid all of the political games and spending slowdown there are
still those companies who are continuing to innovate and invest.
Wildix are hosting their rst ever UC&C summit this February in
Barcelona for European partners. I will be going along to see what
kinds of innovations are coming to market which will sit around
their WebRTC enabled platform. I’ll be reporting on the event
in the next issue so watch out for that.
Nextgenaccess are investing in some heavy hitters as they
embark on an ambitious plan to disrupt the wholesale access
space. Bob Falconer has become a Non-Exec Director whilst
Steven Marshall has joined as Chairman, both are major coups
for the company as they look to invest £22m in their 10GB bre
It’s great to see such a dynamic sector bucking the trend, I hope
that con dence continues to reverberate throughout the Channel.
Enjoy the issue,
Editor David Dungay
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