SQR finds 'solid foundations' for business
15th October 2002
With over 13 years of experience in the industry, Nigel Panter, founding
director of 4 SQR Ltd, is well placed to advise or assist businesses
in getting the best from their investment in communications. "4 SQR
Ltd provides an exciting new opportunity" he says. "The industry needs
flexible, unbiased, experienced people at low cost for short periods
at a time". Through his recently established consultancy service,
Panter aims to deliver this.
In his most recent role in Band-X Ltd, Panter founded the world's
first Internet Transit exchange, known as Band-X Routed. Launched
in London in February 2000, it rapidly became one of the largest transit
providers in Europe. It was the first opportunity for buyers of IP
capacity to compare prospective providers before buying through an
independent Quality Index, and has changed the way that many businesses
buy Internet services. During 2000/ 2001 he, and his team, built IP
Exchanges in 7 different countries across Europe, USA, and Hong Kong.
Prior to this Panter started the wholesale sales division for Wimbledon-based
Internet Network Services, a dedicated corporate internet services
company which was acquired by C&W in summer 1999. This followed over
8 years in various roles with BT plc in London and the South East.
Now, recently established consulting company, 4 SQR Ltd, derived from
the old term "four-square" meaning 'sturdy, reliable with good foundations',
is focussing its attentions on helping businesses controlling their
communications' costs and improving their benefits to the business.
"Many companies" explains Panter, "are operating with few or no dedicated
people focussing on the communications aspects of their business.
This usually means this responsibility is heaped on already busy managers
and executives. With the telecommunications and Internet markets in
turmoil, there may well be financial, economical and operational consequences
which may be missed as a result."
4 SQR Ltd aims to provide focussed support in these areas, so that
business which wish to review or check the state of health of their
communications, can do so on a consultative project basis. "It surprised
me, when I was at Band-X, how few companies were actually geared up
to take advantage of the fantastic low prices and flexibility which
were available on the IP exchange. I'd like to help companies get
a better deal than they are often currently getting".
Alternatively, a company may desire to retain 4 SQR Ltd to provide
a dedicated Director or Manager responsible for the telecommunications
and/or Internet aspects of their business for a longer period of time.
Dependent on the size of the business, just spending a day a week
in the office and available contact at other times, may be all that
is needed to provide the appropriate level of focussed cover.
Having spent most of the last five years building, promoting and developing
business in the Internet field, Panter is also able to offer more
specialist consulting for service providers and operators in this
sector. "I'm open and interested to discuss any opportunity where
we may be able to assist, whether it is for product development, integrating
Internet technologies with other products and services, or any other
aspects of strategic opportunity" he concludes.
Whilst based in Kent, 4 SQR is promoting its services throughout London
and the South East of England, and is in easy reach of Western Europe.
4 SQR can be reached on +44(0)1227 808587, or firstname.lastname@example.org