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Roamer pairs travellers' SIM cards with local numbers to save money

Dial-a-Phone founder joins investment into mobile app Roamer

Mobile roaming smartphone application Roamer has dialled up a $1.3 million funding round so that it can broaden its offering.

VENNCOMM's service has been designed to be a mobile-first offering

Former Vodafone UK CTO and Salesforce VP back seed round for business call app

A $500,000 early stage investment round has been closed by VENNCOMM, a smartphone app that allows users to have free group business calls.

Telecoms services: Metronet utilises fibre optic technology for its offering

Metronet finds third private equity backer in ISIS Equity Partners

ISIS Equity Partners has made a fifth investment from its ISIS V £360 million fund, which was closed in 2012.

Mike Janke founded Silent Circle alongside Phil Zimmermann and Jon Callas

Former BT CEO Peter Bonfield joins funding round for Silent Circle

US and UK-based Silent Circle has raised $30 million of fresh institutional capital to grow out its mobile device privacy offering.

Connect Communications provides services including call centre technology

MBO for Connect Communications backed by LDC

LDC has closed its second deal in as many days by backing a management buy-out for telecommunications company Connect Communications.

Mono's Brian Dougherty with the Business Growth Fund's Duncan Macrae

Telecoms services company Mono Consultants dials up £7 million investment from Business Growth Fund

The Business Growth Fund has added a new mobile telecoms business to its portfolio of nearly 50 companies.

Manx Telecom has seen growing demand for 4G services on the Isle of Man

Manx Telecom backers HgCapital and CPS Partners set to exit through IPO

Isle of Man-based communications provider Manx Telecom has outlined plans to join London's Alternative Investment Market.

York is one of the British cities implementing CityFibre technology

AIM admission for CityFibre as company raises £16.5 million

CityFibre Infrastructure has become the latest technology business to list on London's Alternative Investment Market.

Sub10's customers are primarily telecom companies and large network operators

Sub10 Systems deal takes Business Growth Fund regional investment to £32 million 

The Business Growth Fund has added a new technology business to its portfolio by backing Devon-based Sub10 Systems.

New technology: Sofant is looking to the European and US markets for growth

Smart antenna business Sofant Technologies dials up investment 

Edinburgh-based Sofant Technologies has closed a funding round with help from Kelvin Capital, Scottish Enterprise and the investment arm of The University of Edinburgh.

Trackm8 provides fleet tracking services for businesses like chauffeurs

Reverse takeover for AIM-listed Trakm8

GPRS hardware and software business Trakm8 has used its capital market listing to raise money for a new acquisition.

Lycamobile heads: L-R Subaskaran Allirajah (chairman) and Milind Kangle (CEO)

The importance of corporate social responsibility 

Subaskaran Allirajah, group chairman of Lycamobile, explains why corporate social responsibility has been pivotal in building a brand and customer trust.

Capital academy: Wayra is hoping to attract new start-ups to its London site

Internet and ICT accelerator Wayra helps start-ups to €30 million of investment

Telefonica's Wayra accelerator has now fostered €30 million of investment for its start-ups since foundation.

New practices: IPVPN helps with businesses engaged with remote working

Using IPVPN to build a more reliable business network

For businesses to develop at a desired rate, technology must track at the same speed.

Tech Innovators 2013: Movirtu CEO Carsten Brinkschulte

Tech Innovators 2013: Movirtu

BYOD is a buzz word which is populating many corporate conversations. Tech business Movirtu is looking to make the process much simpler

Internet age: Blu Wireless is developing a flexible approach to connections

Blu Wireless links up with London Business Angels to finance technology development in 4G space

The London Business Angels network and the Angel CoFund are coming together to invest £2 million into Blu Wireless.

Big apple: Cracking the US market can be a breakthrough moment

Top five tips for international mobile companies entering the US market

Steve Brumer, partner 151 Advisors, gives his two cents on breaking into the all-important American market.

Contactless technology: 2ergo's podifi product works on smartphones

2ergo goes back to AIM to raise funds for contactless transaction technology development

Mobile telecommunications 2ergo Group has raised £3.1 million through a placing of new shares on the Alternative Investment Market.

Hotel communications: Fourteen IP is working with the Kempinski Hotel in Vienna

Management break-out business Fourteen IP secures £500,000 venture capital investment

A business set up by three former colleagues has received a funding boost from the North West Fund for Venture Capital.

High speed: m2fx is using fibre optic technology to speed up communication

Third Dutch investment deal for UK technology firm m2fx

Fibre cables business m2fx has gone back to the Netherlands to secure the equity investment it needs to build worldwide sales.

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