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Out of the trenches

Hot on the heels of the collapse of ITV Digital came news that cable firm Telewest was to axe 1,500 jobs and could merge with cable provider ntl.Grant Prior and Richard Thompson examine what the collapse of the telecommunications market means for contractors THE COLLAPSE of ITV Digital and last week's redundancies at cable firm Telewest emphasise that there is not nearly as much money in digital telecommunications as the marketing people would have had us believe.

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