FCS welcomes the new initiative by Nine Telecom Group to drive up FCS membership within the telecoms reseller channel by subsidising FCS membership for their resellers and building a channel army.
FCS CEO Jacqui Brookes OBE said, “FCS values this initiative and the support of Nine Telecom Group in strengthening the voice of telephony resellers. This is a critical time for independent service providers who provide essential support to the UK SME sector
“This excellent and unique project demonstrates the importance of resellers in a regulated market and their wish to be recognised by acceptance into the industry trade association
“The combined voice of telecoms resellers is crucial at a time when decisions are being made by Ofcom and BT about services in the new fibre age, specifically where resellers fit in to provide competitive services. FCS has the ear of the regulator and the louder the combined voice of its members the greater the impact in the UK and Europe”
In announcing the arrangement James Palmer, CEO at Nine Telecom said, “Nine Telecom Group has made a long term commitment to support the FCS by helping to recruit telephony members and sponsoring regional and annual meetings for the next three years
” I am delighted that Nine Telecom Group will be a platinum sponsor at the annual Comms Provider event on October 12th where I will be speaking about the role of the Channel Army”
FCS is commissioning independent research which will be announced at CP10 to demonstrate the value of this contribution and ensure that the needs of resellers are fully recognised by government and the regulator.