Manx Telecom joins ETIS as a Full Member
Monday 2 March 2015
Posted by: Fred Werner
ETIS is pleased to announce that Manx Telecom has just joined ETIS as a Full Member. During 2014, Manx Telecom participated as a guest in the Information Security Working Group and already established itself as a valuable contributor to the knowledge sharing and discussions. We are looking forward to welcoming Manx Telecom to the ETIS Community and they are set to contribute to the three Security related Working Groups, the CIO Executive Forum and are looking into the other groups later this year.
Kevin Paige, CTO of Manx Telecom had the following to say about joining the ETIS Community: ‘Manx Telecom is very pleased to join ETIS and become part of a European strategic alliance. This will be of great benefit to Manx Telecom and our customers through the sharing of technological innovation. We are looking forward to working with the ETIS community in the very near future’.
Fred Werner, Communications & Programme Director for ETIS, had the following to say about Manx Telecom’s new Membership: 'After participating as a guest in our Information Security Benchmark Working Group last year, ETIS was impressed with Manx Telecom’s openness and willingness to discuss Cyber Security threats and work together to find new ways to combat these threats. Security is one area that benefits from the power of the network and ETIS is looking forward to the increased knowledge sharing opportunities that will come from our newest Member.'
About Manx Telecom:
• Manx Telecom is the leading communication solutions provider on the Isle of Man, offering a wide range of fixed line, broadband, mobile, and data centre services to businesses, consumers and the public sector on the Isle of Man as well as a growing portfolio of innovative hosting and “Smart SIM” solutions to off-Island customers.
• Manx Telecom has a record of innovation, being the first European operator to launch a 3G mobile service and the first in the world to launch a 3.5G mobile service. 4G service launched in the summer of 2014, and it is now available to contract and pre-pay customers with 99% population coverage. The Company’s high speed VDSL broadband service (Ultima) is available to 87 per cent of homes on the Island. A VDSL Plus service launched in February 2015.
• The Company has three data centres (two of which are Tier 3) plus international connectivity and its operations are business-critical to the economic strategy of the Isle of Man.
• One of the largest employers on the Island, Manx Telecom employs nearly 300 people. The company plays a major role in the wider community through a range of activities, including charitable donations, sponsorships, and corporate social responsibility initiatives.
For more information on Manx Telecom, please visit: http://www.manxtelecom.com