With the sale of your broadband consumer base to another company posts like broadband chief and head of marketing start to look less viable. It is with this in mind that there is talk of Dominic Crolla the managing director of Pipex's internet business leaving the company. MarketingWeek.co.uk also speculates on whether Peter Turner the head of the marketing division may also leave.
It is obvious Tiscali has a fairly large marketing department already and with the wider roll-out of Tiscali TV planned, Tiscali is likely to be a name we will see even more in marketing material. Whether the Pipex teams will be retained or offered jobs with the Tiscali group largely seems to depend on whether the Pipex broadband customers are to be assimilated fully, or retained as a distinct brand within the Tiscali group.
Other news from Pipex appeared earlier in the week, which we saw on The Register, and this is that Pipex is looking to break off its WiMAX division with the idea of it operating as a standalone wireless service provider. Trials of the WiMAX service have completed, with Manchester likely to be the first large city to get the live service later this year.