- Gamma Communications expects adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for the year ended 31 December to be slightly ahead of market forecasts.

Gama said this was due to a strong demand in the business market for its portfolio of products.

Some of the highlights from the year include:

- Continued strong growth and increasing market share in Gamma's SIP Trunking, Cloud PBX and data services, with margins holding

- Continued growth in the number of channel partners in the group's indirect business

- Good progress with the direct sales business including significant wins including a large financial institution, Reed and Nando's

Chief executive Bob Falconer said: "We are pleased with the performance of Gamma throughout 2016. While the competitive pressures in our market are well publicised, our differentiated strategy has led to strong growth across all of our markets.

"We continue to invest significantly in product development, our channel and making the company easy to do business with."

Gama also announced that chief operating officer Richard Bligh will become director of business development with effect from 1 February.

He will be focused on identifying and assessing growth opportunities for the business.

He will remain on the board and the role of COO will not be replaced.

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