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Manx Telecom continues to strengthen Global Solutions division

Manx Telecom is continuing its drive to strengthen the company’s rapidly growing Global Solutions division with the appointment of Amy Pointon as an Account Manager. This latest appointment is part of an ongoing recruitment campaign for the division which markets the company’s portfolio of smart SIM solutions worldwide. These solutions are designed for strategic partners and resellers who provide connection critical, M2M (machine to machine), and MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) solutions to their clients. Manx Telecom is the market leader for strongest signal mobile connectivity in the UK where there are around 150,000 active customers already using the company’s Chameleon SIMs, including emergency services, security services, vets, agriculture, lone workers, telehealth and VIPs.

Amy, who has a Batchelor of Arts degree in politics and economics from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, joins the Island’s leading communications company from Microgaming where she worked for three years, firstly as an Accounts Co-ordinator, and then as an Accounts Manager. Earlier in her career, Amy was an Accounts Officer at Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement. Commenting on her appointment, she said: “I am looking forward to growing and extending Manx Telecom’s relationships with its current partners, whilst also looking for new growth areas for the Chameleon product. Chameleon has multiple benefits to Manx Telecom’s partners in the UK with some truly innovative applications across a wide range of sectors.”

As Account Manager her role will be to manage and develop exceptional customer account relationships, predominantly within the mobile virtual network arena. Her appointment further strengthens the Global Solutions team which in recent months has seen Paul Keen appointed as Senior Global Solutions Manager, Simon Taylor as Business Development Manager, and Mitchell Fordham as an Account Manager. Manx Telecom Human Resources Director John McChesney said that all of these recent appointments are part of the company’s ongoing commitment to investing in people with the experience and skills required to enhance its position as a world class communications provider. Tom Meageen, Head of Manx Telecom's Global Solutions business, added: “We’re delighted to have Amy on board. It’s a really exciting time for Manx Telecom as we continue to grow our business off-Island. Amy comes with a wealth of account management experience and complements the growing team of account managers in the Global Solutions division.”

For more information about Global Solutions go to https://www.manxtelecom.com/business/global-solutions

Two appointments at Manx Telecom’s Global Solutions division

 

Manx Telecom has made two appointments to further strengthen its Global Solutions division. Paul Keen is now Senior Global Solutions Manager, and Mitchell Fordham has joined the division as an Account Manager.

Paul joined Manx Telecom in 2011 as Retail Manager and was promoted to become Public Sector Accounts Manager in 2013. In his new role he will lead, develop and motivate the Global Solutions Account Management Team to expand the rapidly growing division which offers Manx Telecom’s portfolio of smart SIM solutions focused to UK and EU markets. These solutions are designed for strategic partners and resellers who provide connection critical, M2M (machine to machine), and MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) solutions to their clients. Manx Telecom is the market leader for strongest signal mobile connectivity in the UK where there are more than 50,000 customers already using Global Solutions’ Chameleon smart SIMs, including emergency services, security services, vets, lone workers, telehealth and VIPs.

During Paul’s time as Public Sector Accounts Manager, Isle of Man Government became the anchor tenant for Phase 1 of Manx Telecom’s Greenhill Data Centre (GDC), and earlier this year major contracts with Government were renegotiated and extended for the provision of telecommunications and network services. Paul also played a pivotal role in the launch of a managed services contract for Isle of Man Post Office.  

Paul said: “During 2015 several key public sector contracts have been renewed, and with the completion of other significant projects the timing was right to move on. I’m delighted to be joining the Global Solutions team, it’s a big focus for the company and a major opportunity to continue to expand into off-Island markets, especially in the rapidly growing machine-to-machine sector.”

Mitchell Fordham joins Manx Telecom from AvePoint in the UK where he was an Account Manager for the company which provides software and consultancy services to financial services organisations. Tom Meageen, Head of Global Solutions, welcomed both appointments and commented: “We see our off-Island business as an integral part of Manx Telecom’s strategy for future growth. As such, strengthening the Global Solutions team with these two key appointments represents another important part of an ongoing investment program designed to ensure that we have the personnel and capabilities required to achieve our strategic goals.”

In recent months Manx Telecom has announced the appointment of Simon Taylor as Business Development Manager for its Global Solutions Division, and Al Lugton as the company’s new Mobile Product Manager. Manx Telecom Human Resources Director John McChesney said that all of these recent appointments are part of the company’s ongoing commitment to investing in people with the experience and skills required to enhance its position as a world class communications provider. Manx Telecom is already one of the Island’s biggest private sector employers with around 300 staff on-Island, and plans are in the pipeline to recruit more staff in 2016.

Manx Telecom will showcase its Chameleon Direct strongest signal SIM technology at the London Vet Show . Our Chameleon team will be on stand (number F100) at Olympia Grand on November 19 and 20 – come and talk to us and find out why we are the market leader for strongest signal mobile connectivity in the UK.

Chameleon Direct SIMs automatically detect and connect to the strongest available signal which makes it ideal for vets working in a variety of locations, where mobile coverage is poor, as it removes the need to carry several mobiles and SIMs for different UK networks.

One example of how Chameleon can help veterinary practices is Cambrian Vets, a small animal practice with two surgeries in North Wales. They have been using Chameleon for the past four years. Out of hours calls come in on the normal landline, which diverts them to a mobile handset that has a Chameleon SIM and is carried by a vet on call. This maximises the chances of the caller reaching the vet, and of the vet being able to get back to them; either calling the pet owner to find out more about the problem, or to tell them they’re on the way.

“We are a very busy practice, and operate a 24 hour emergency service,” says Practice Manager Marius Erasmus. “This means we rely on mobile phones. We need reliable mobile coverage, and that’s not easy in our operational area as you can usually only get a signal from a single network in any given location. When you move to another location you can find that the only available signal is from a different network. If it wasn’t for Chameleon Direct we would have to use an out of hours messaging service, and our clients are frequently pleasantly surprised that their out of hours call is answered by a vet, in person.”

Chameleon Direct can be used with virtually any handset, and provides access to all UK networks. It’s simple to set up, easy to operate, and scalable, plus there’s no minimum contract. There are more than 50,000 customers already using Chameleon SIMs in the UK including emergency services, security services, vets, lone workers, telehealth and VIPs.

Manx Telecom has appointed Simon Taylor as Business Development Manager for its Global Solutions Division. Global Solutions provides innovative solutions to customers and partners using the capabilities of the Manx Telecom Chameleon portfolio. These solutions are used to enable innovative solutions in the IoT (internet of things), M2M (machine to machine) and SSM (Stongest Signal Mobile) markets.  Manx Telecom solutions are integral to critical connection applications for lone workers, emergency services, the elderly and vulnerable and many more unique segments in the UK and beyond. Chameleon SIM technology and the Manx Telecom Customer Portal are also used in a growing number of machine-to-machine applications and traveller services across the globe. Chameleon uses strongest signal SIM technology which automatically detects and connects to the strongest available mobile network in any location in the UK and offers global connectivity through Manx Telecom’s robust international network. The Manx Telecom Customer Portal allows a partner to easily control and manage their estate.

Simon has more than 20 years’ experience in the technology sector and extensive B2B experience selling infrastructure, software and managed services in the UK and globally. Since beginning his career with British Telecom he has held senior business development roles with Coherent Communications Inc, Tellabs, Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Limited, Colibria AS and Ordnance Survey. He was also co-founder of Accendo Technologies in Ireland, pioneers of innovative Quality of Service solutions for mobile network operators that measured actual customer experience from the mobile device. Simon has also held senior mergers and acquisitions roles with Colibria AS and Synchronica plc that led to the successful acquisitions of Neustar Next Generation Messaging and Nokia Operator Branded Messaging businesses. Since 2012 he has been a Director of Strategum Ltd, a consultancy which provides sales transformation services.

Simon commented: “I am very pleased to be joining the Global Solutions off-island team at such an exciting time to continue to explore new markets and establish strategic partnerships that connect customers anywhere, anytime with our innovative Smart SIM solutions – especially in the critical connections, M2M [machine to machine] and ‘internet of things’ markets.”

Commenting on the appointment, Fergal McKenna, Director of Sales at Manx Telecom, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Simon to the Manx Telecom family. He will undoubtedly make a fantastic contribution and, together with the Manx Telecom team, help our customers and partners get the best value from their relationship with us.”

Manx Telecom showcased its Chameleon Direct strongest signal SIM technology at the Emergency Services Show at the NEC in Birmingham on September 23 and 24. Chameleon SIMs can be used in virtually any mobile handset and automatically detect and connect to the strongest available local network signal anywhere in the UK. This makes the technology ideal for critical connection scenarios and Chameleon SIMs are already being used by several emergency services, including Cornwall Fire and Rescue and Humberside Police.

Chameleon Direct provides the most convenient and cost-effective solution for mobile communications in areas where coverage is patchy. It’s simple to set up, easy to operate, and scalable. Reaction at the Emergency Services Show was very positive, said Sarah Ennett, Chameleon Product Manager. She added: “It was interesting to hear first-hand the challenges for people who travel for their work, especially where the nature of that work means it is critical that they are contactable. Many people had heard about Chameleon, but were pleased to have a chance to meet us, gain understanding of how it works and to see for themselves that the benefits far outweigh the relatively small costs involved.”

Simon Taylor, Business Development Manager for Chameleon, added: “The show was a great success and we look forward to developing relationships with the many potential customers and partners we met, who could soon be benefiting from the capabilities of Manx Telecom’s Chameleon product. If connecting customers anywhere, anytime, with innovative Smart SIM solutions is important to your business, and you didn’t get a chance to meet us at the show, please get in touch.”

There are many customers already using Chameleon SIMs in the UK including emergency services, security services, lone workers, vets, telehealth and VIPs. Manx Telecom is the market leader in strongest signal mobile connectivity for the UK. Chameleon clients include Cornwall Fire and Rescue which uses the strongest signal SIMs to contact on-call firefighters. The service has 31 fire stations located across the county staffed by 144 full-time firefighters, but there are also 25 community fire stations which rely on 400 on-call firefighters who respond from their regular job, or from home.

Humberside Police use Chameleon SIMs to help them protect vulnerable crime victims. Officers provide victims with alarms that have Chameleon Direct Strongest Signal SIMs. The type of alarm can vary, from a panic button activated by a victim, to a passive or silent alarm which alerts the police without an intruder knowing. However it is being used, Chameleon Direct SIMs automatically select the strongest signal in any given location, to offer the best possible level of coverage at all times. It means that alarms can be deployed at short notice, or in locations where landlines are not appropriate to use or are unavailable.

To find out more about Chameleon Direct go to www.strongestsignalmobile.com

Manx Telecom will showcase its Chameleon Direct strongest signal SIM technology at the Emergency Services Show at the NEC Birmingham, 23-24 September 2015.

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Manx Telecom showcased its Chameleon Direct strongest signal SIM technology at this year’s BEVA Congress. Chameleon SIMs can be used in virtually any mobile handset and automatically detect and connect to the strongest available local network. They’re ideal for vets working in locations where mobile coverage is patchy as it removes the need to carry several mobiles all with SIMs for different networks.

Cambrian Vets, a small animal practice with two surgeries in North Wales, has been using Chameleon for the past four years. Out of hours calls come in on the normal landline, which diverts them to a mobile handset that has a Chameleon SIM and is carried by a vet on call. This maximises the chances of the caller reaching the vet, and of the vet being able to get back to them; either calling the pet owner to find out more about the problem, or to tell them they’re on the way.

“We are a very busy practice, and operate a 24 hour emergency service,” says Practice Manager Marius Erasmus. “This means we rely on mobile phones. We need reliable mobile coverage, and that’s not easy in our operational area as you can usually only get a signal from a single network in any given location. When you move to another location you can find that the only available signal is from a different network. If it wasn’t for Chameleon Direct we would have to use an out of hours messaging service, and our clients are frequently pleasantly surprised that their out of hours call is answered by a vet, in person.”

Chameleon Direct can be used with virtually any handset, and provides access to all UK networks. It’s simple to set up, easy to operate, and scalable. There are more than 50,000 customers already using Chameleon SIMs in the UK including emergency services, security services, vets, lone workers, telehealth and VIPs. Manx Telecom is the market leader in strongest signal mobile connectivity for the UK market. If you didn’t catch the team at BEVA Congress the company will also be showcasing Chameleon on stand number F100 at the London Vet Show at Olympia Grand on November 19 and 20 – or you can find out more at www.strongestsignalmobile.com