Local communications provider dbfb turns 20 this year.

The well-respected Northampton based business has recently expanded into nearby Milton Keynes and is considered the go-to provider for business communications across the region.

dbfb specialise in delivering connectivity, cloud, IT and mobile solutions for business. Their unique wholesale model and managed service capabilities means dbfb are able to sit with their customers and design solutions that truly work.

Managing Director of dbfb, Simon Pickering says “We are seeing a change in the way we buy. The internet means anybody can go into a retail outlet and find the right product for them - then online, search every store to find the best price. Commodity buying is becoming easier, but when it comes to buying a tailored service that is right for your business, there is greater demand to choose a local partner, where relationship and service matter.”

With it being their 20th anniversary, this has presented the perfect opportunity to educate the community on how dbfb can make a difference to your business and customers.


Whilst dbfb’s services have expanded dramatically to suit an evolving technology marketplace, the business began in 1998 as a mobile-only provider in Chairman and founder Brian Kingston’s bedroom. Despite operating in an increasingly saturated industry, the business has become the trusted provider for more than 1000 customers - through a devoted presence in the local community and delivering on traditional and old school service values.

In today’s market which offers so much choice, why would you choose a vanilla solution which;

- Ties you to one network for 24 months

- Gives you a tariff which you can only ever increase

- Offers no face or business relationship

- Offers no proactive management

dbfb offer a unique multi-network solution that allows businesses to choose their own blend of the three major networks; O2, Vodafone and EE. The service comes with total flexibility allowing you to switch to an alternative network with dbfb during your agreement without penalties or the headache of additional invoices. dbfb deliver this with a tailored managed service aligned to your business needs.

With shared data and the leasing of hardware, mobile will continue to play a key part in their success for many years to come - with businesses such as Carlsberg and Northampton Saints putting their trust in dbfb to manage their mobile estate.


For any local business familiar with dbfb, they will have no doubt heard or seen the business discussing ultrafast connectivity. Although, dbfb still utilise traditional connectivity options too - With many services now becoming cloud based, a fast, reliable and secure connectivity solution is now seen as a necessity rather than a luxury. dbfb partner with CityFibre, BT, Vodafone, Talk Talk and Virgin and can support your business for all types of connectivity whether it be a basic broadband line, ultra-fast fibre, leased line, WAN (wide area network) or SD-WAN (software defined area network). All of our solutions are 24-7 proactively monitored from our NOC (Network Operations Centre) in Northampton giving you peace of mind to move more infrastructure to the cloud.


With the ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) being switched off soon, there is a need for many businesses to think ahead and prepare by reviewing their current hardware and trunking services. Whether you want to host your system in the office or the cloud, dbfb can help. With the working world becoming less rigid with Generation Y demanding flexible working, businesses are looking for a more integrated service across landlines, mobiles and tablets. This approach allows your business to continue running on any device, from any location.

IT & cloud services

IT services are shifting from a reactive break fix model to a more tailored & pro-active managed service for a fixed monthly fee. dbfb have capabilities to deploy and support traditional on-premise servers and devices, hybrid environments that require some cloud services or total cloud designs that remove the reliance on your office completely. Our NOC team are well trained, hold the highest accreditation’s and ready to support your business for all things technical. Our approach to becoming your chosen IT partner is to first understand your business, challenges and aspirations before auditing your infrastructure. This could be a through Microsoft Office 365 and productivity apps, storing your working documents in the cloud with Dropbox for Business or migrating/replacing your server. As an incentive to any businesses in Northampton and Milton Keynes looking for a change in IT provider, dbfb are currently offering 3 months support, FREE, with every Managed IT Support contract signed by the end of 2018.

Whether it be needing to understand something a little more, getting your head around services that fit your business or understanding and shaping your technology roadmap - dbfb can offer friendly advice and guidance. Call one of the dbfb team today on 01604 673320 or visit: