Manx Telecom, one of the leading companies behind the growth of the Isle of Man’s eGaming sector, was again helping to promote the Island’s eGaming proposition at the ICE Totally Gaming expo. The company has been a regular presence at ICE for many years, and at this year’s event – held at ExCeL London in February – was represented on the Department of Enterprise stand, along with other major businesses from the eGaming cluster.
ICE 2018 lived up to its billing as the only B2B gaming event that truly brings together the international online and offline gaming sectors, with over 8,500 operators contributing to the event. Manx Telecom was represented by Andrew Honour, Head of Corporate and Public Sector Sales, and Gareth Hooson-Owen, Corporate Account Manager, who offered visitors to the stand the opportunity to set up a 90 day trial of the company’s licence free cloud DR solution.
Gareth Hooson-Owen commented: “As always the stand was very busy with a variety of customers, those looking to gather information on the Isle of Man’s proposition to compare it to other jurisdictions, those already in the process of licensing, and existing customers looking to gather the latest news from vendors and suppliers. Everyone we spoke to was very keen to learn about the Isle of Man’s gambling regime – which is one of the most well known in the industry – and visitors to the stand were impressed with the capabilities of Manx Telecom, specifically around our twin Tier 3 designed data centres and wholly owned infrastructure. We were able to explain the many benefits for staff around home DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) services and mobile, in addition to the more traditional requirements such as data centres and connectivity.”
With concern about threats to data centre security growing within the industry – from natural disasters, crime or terrorism – the Isle of Man’s status as an extremely low risk hosting location is generating renewed interest. The Island’s location creates an extra layer of security, and this fact is adding even more strength to Manx Telecom’s eGaming proposition. Andrew Honour commented: “A big message for us at ICE was the fact that hosting at one of our Isle of Man data centres eliminates some of the physical security risks associated with other major city locations. The Isle of Man is a jurisdiction where there is a very low risk of terrorism, and the crime rate here is one of the lowest anywhere in the British Isles. Risks are reduced even further when you consider that Manx Telecom’s Tier 3 data centres are not at risk (or adjacent to sites or areas at risk) of fire, contamination, major transport link events, airport flight path incidents, or flooding. All of these factors combine to make our data centres a compelling choice for mission critical services and disaster recovery. ICE provided a great opportunity to highlight our strengths, and meet and network with Isle of Man-based and international business people involved in eGaming. We received significant interest, ranging from start-ups to established gaming brands.”