IP Telecom invests €500,000 in ‘Point of Presence’ architecture in BT Ireland data centre in major expansion of VOIP network

IP Telecom, a Dublin based company which offers first class telephony solutions to companies in Ireland and across the world via its own VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) network, has undertaken major investment in its infrastructure backbone by completing deployment of point of presence (PoP) architecture into the BT Data Centre in City West Business Park in west Dublin.

IP Telecom chose the BT Ireland Data Centre for this POP due to the large choice of carriers that were available to interconnect with, including INEX, the national internet exchange, the location on the outskirts of the M50, the facilities available onsite and the great turnaround times on implementation requests from BT data centre staff.

IP Telecom, which was founded in 2010, is Ireland’s dedicated VoIP provider for SME and Enterprise customers, offering both Hosted PBX and SIP Trunk solutions. With over 25,000 network end points across thousands of businesses in Ireland, IP Telecom has invested significantly in developing its own cloud based telephone system to ensure it can provide excellent call quality, customer service and technical consultancy.

IP Telecom’s proprietary cloud solution works to future proof each client’s telecommunications infrastructure using cloud based technology rather than traditional line rental and equipment, and this can help them save up to 70% on their existing telephony costs.

IP Telecom works with clients ranging in size from multi-site and international large enterprise and corporate firms to SME businesses, semi-state government bodies and other mainstream and diverse industries.

IP Telecom has accomplished considerable growth during 2017, with a substantial part of their expansion resulting from strategic partnerships and through wholesale deals with other companies.

 Brian Chamberlain, CTO of IP Telecom, says:

“Our relationship with BT Data Centres over the past 18 months has been fantastic and has really helped us to grow our infrastructure in response to the huge demand we are seeing from the Irish business community in moving their communications to Voice over IP.”

 Peter Evans, MD of Wholesale, BT Ireland, says:

“We are delighted to help enable IP Telecom to expand their business and enhance the services they bring to their customers. We demonstrated to IP Telecom how we continue to invest heavily in our global network of 48 data centres across the world in order to bring flexible solutions to market. Due to these investments in technology, people and accreditation, our Dublin facility offers a cost effective environment with access to a wide variety of local and global carriers, best in class security, power efficiency and customer support.

 This is evidenced by an unrivalled track record of hosting solutions in Ireland since 2000 for sectors as diverse as Finance, Pharmaceutical, Technology, Public Sector, Manufacturing and Telecommunications.  Bringing this together for customers such as IP Telecom helps them leverage all of the potential that cloud communications has to offer.”

 

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The Ireland edition of The Times available in print from Saturday June 3

News Ireland is delighted to announce that the Ireland edition of The Times will be available in both digital and print formats from Saturday, June 3, 2017.

The Ireland edition of The Times was launched as a digital only format in September 2015, and offers an in-depth and authoritative mix of Irish and international news, business, politics and sport as well as opinion and analysis. The digital newspaper was the first of its kind in Ireland for tablet, desktop and mobile users and provides readers with access to The Times and The Sunday Times content seven days a week.

This print edition will replace the international edition currently in the market, building on the success of the digital version. It will continue to feature balanced, professional news and analysis from an experienced Irish team of up to 30 journalists including Niamh Lyons, Ireland political editor; John Walsh, Ireland business editor; Ellen Coyne, senior reporter and Aaron Rogan, senior reporter.

Readers of the print edition can also enjoy a range of diverse and thought-provoking views from columnists such as Anne Marie Hourihane, Lise Hand, Cormac Lucey, Liam Fay, Colm Tobin and Jason O’Mahony.

In Sport, Ronan Early, Garry Doyle, Ewan McKenna, Christy O’Connor, Enda McEvoy, Denis Walsh and Michael Foley will report and provide authoritative analysis on GAA, football, rugby and a wide variety of sports, to add to our coverage from the UK and around the world.

In addition to providing a unique perspective on Irish news, the Ireland edition of The Times ensures readers are always across the global news agenda due to the wealth of coverage generated by a team of more than 200 journalists in London and 36 correspondents across six continents, including contributions from international names such as Caitlin Moran, Mike Atherton, Giles Coren, Henry Winter, Daniel Finkelstein, Anthony Loyd and Matthew Parris.

Readers will enjoy a range of unrivalled lifestyle content seven days a week, including interviews, music, arts, film, food and beauty in The Times Magazine every Saturday as well as in the Culture, Style, Magazine, Travel and Home sections of The Sunday Times.  The print edition will include The Game, the leading football section, every Monday during the season.

Distribution begins on June 3 and an integrated multi-channel campaign including radio, digital and out of home advertisements will help raise awareness of the new product around Ireland.

Richard Oakley, Editor of the Ireland edition of The Times, said:

“ We have built a loyal digital audience for the Ireland edition of The Times and we are now delighted to expand what we offer to include more Irish news, business, sport, opinion and analysis in print as well. The Ireland edition of The Times is a quality Irish newspaper with a global outlook.”

 

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Dyspraxia / DCD Ireland launches new information booklet to help families with transition from primary to secondary school

Booklet provides useful hints and tips for children, parents and teachers

 

Dyspraxia / DCD Ireland have launched a practical guide which will assist families experiencing Dyspraxia / DCD with their child’s transition from primary to secondary school.

Entitled ‘The Next Adventure’, the booklet provides constructive advice for families, teachers and educational establishments as well as useful checklists for children, parents and teachers. The author is Dr. Dorothy Armstrong, an Occupational Therapist, who spoke with a wide range of teenagers and young people about their experiences and used their stories to highlight many of the challenges involved in moving from first to second level.

Dyspraxia, a form of Development Coordination Disorder (DCD), is characterised in children and adults by difficulty with thinking out, planning and carrying out sensory/motor tasks. It is estimated that dyspraxia affects up to 8% of the population but due to its varied symptoms, it can often go undiagnosed.

The booklet was launched at an event this morning by Regina Doherty, Government Chief Whip and Fine Gael TD. Other contributors included:

  • Ciara Garvan, Chairperson of Dyspraxia Ireland who welcomed people to the event and spoke about the work of Dyspraxia /DCD Ireland
  • Dr Dorothy Armstrong, author of ‘The Next Adventure’, who advised on how families can prepare for a smooth transition to second level.
  • Teenager Alan Armstrong who discussed his own experiences and shared some valuable tips for children and parents

The Next Adventure’ is available by calling Dyspraxia / DCD Ireland on 01 874 7085 or logging on to www.dyspraxia.ie

Commenting at the launch of the booklet, Ciara Garvan, Chairperson of Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland, said:

“Moving from primary to secondary school can be a daunting task for children with dyspraxia and their parents. We’re delighted to launch ‘The Next Adventure’ today. Dorothy Armstrong’s engagement with teenagers on their own personal experiences gives us a new insight into what young people go through at this stressful time. The stories shared in the booklet will help inform families and teachers about steps they can take to ensure this transition will take place as smoothly as possible.”

About Dyspraxia /DCD

Dyspraxia/DCD is a common disorder affecting fine and/or gross motor coordination in children and adults. Dyspraxia/DCD can affect speech, organisation, planning, sequencing, working memory and various other psychological, emotional and social problems.

There is no cure for dyspraxia, but the earlier a child is treated, the greater the chance of improvement will be.  A lot of the skills that people take for granted will never become automatic for children with Dyspraxia, so they will have to be taught these skills. Occupational therapists, physiotherapists, and extra help at school can all assist these children with coping or overcoming many of the difficulties they face.

Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland aims to ensure that adequate resources are available, including occupational therapy, speech therapy, physiotherapy, psychological support and education.

 

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