Entries tagged: Voip Ip Telephony

Broadband or a pub?

What infrastructure do you need in place in order to support your business? Do you rely on a good catchment area and the wide availability of parking in order to bring employees and customers to…


Going green on Brexit

UK and EU negotiators have announced the next ‘decisive step’ in the Brexit process. Whilst there are still some sticking points, notably questions around the Northern Irish border, general consensus has been reached on the…


What’s your line speed?

If you are basking in the glow of superfast broadband connections spare a thought for the 1.1 million UK homes and businesses which, according to Ofcom, still cannot get a decent broadband connection. Admittedly this…


The Rise of Remote Working

Remote working is becoming increasingly popular for organisations of all sizes.

In today’s connected world, it’s possible to work from any location with a decent internet connection, such as at home, a co-working environment,…



Virtual Telephony

Fifty years ago the telephony landscape was very different from today. It’s true that we were starting the move away from manual telephone exchanges and shared party lines but compared to today our telephony system…


A Global Hub for Business

The release of the London First report, ‘London 2036: an Agenda for Jobs and Growth’ makes fascinating reading; and not just for Londoners either. Aiming to support the delivery of secure jobs and growth in…


Digitally Connecting

The headline news for 1st October was the abolition of that national institution, the tax disc. But the beginning of October also marked a raft of changes in UK law including an increase in the…


Calling on SMEs

When Ofcom issued its 2014 plan it acknowledged that “business consumers are a critical part of the UK communications sector.” Following this up, the communication’s regulator has embarked upon a programme to ensure that…


Tech Savvy Phoning

An Ofcom report into our communication habits has revealed, unsurprisingly, that the ‘millennium generation’ of 14 and 15 year olds are the most technologically-savvy of all of us. This is the generation which has grown…


Connecting Digitally

Where do you turn when you want to keep in touch?  Do newspapers provide all that you need to know or do you prefer to keep up to date via the radio, or the TV? …


Internet Calling

According to Ofcom, the 2014 World Cup will be the most mobile yet for football fans.  Hardly surprising you might think as smartphones abound but what is surprising is the scale of the transformation. 

When…


Connecting Globally

The 2014 International Trade Survey from Trade & Export Finance Limited has revealed some interesting perspectives on the state of the UK export market.  The Government’s drive to expand exports seems to be having an…



Cost Certainty

The news that inflation in December fell to 2.0% was a welcome start to the year, not least for the Bank of England who have been waiting since November 2009 for the level of inflation…


Quality Of Service

The telephone and communications regulator, Ofcom, has published its draft 2014/15 Annual Plan.  With the proposals out for consultation until the 14th February 2014, the plan covers Ofcom’s own budgetary considerations together with its…


Can You “Bear” to Make That Call?

Our thanks go to the BBC for the tale of the Polar Bear which was scared by a mobile phone.

Apparently as the bear pounced on an unlucky Canadian citizen, the man pulled out his…


Building Export Potential

One of the interesting facts to arise out of the Chancellor’s 2013 Budget speech is that for the first time in twenty years the UK is now exporting more goods to non-EU countries than to…


The Better Broadband Effect

Ofcom research has revealed that average UK home broadband speeds soared by 34% in the six months to November 2012. The new average speed of 12.0Mbit/s in part reflects the move by consumers to take…


A Hi-Tech Nation

Our thanks go out to the Daily Gazette which informed its readers recently that a man was due to appear in Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court charged with seven offences including attempting to steal a telephone kiosk.…


Don’t Kill Off The Phone Survey

A report on CNBC sheds some interesting light on the poll results which were issued over the course of the recent US election. Whilst Nate Silver from the New York…








What Is Your Phone Worth to You?

Phone users in Brighton have good reason to keep their mobiles under lock and key according to disturbing figures from phone insurer Protectyourbubble.com. Apparently the people of Brighton are 4.4…


Don’t Be A Nuisance Caller

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has signalled a tough new approach to spam texters with proposed fines of more than £250,000 for two individuals. The persons concerned have been identified…


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Strengthening telephone regulations

New telephone regulations have come into force which aim to strengthen consumer protection in areas such as nuisance calls, protection for vulnerable individuals and complaint handling...Read more

Broadband or a pub?

A recent CLA survey revealed that just 18% of Local Authorities consider Broadband when looking at sustainable villages. What impact does that have on VoIP....Read more

Open for business for SMEs

Looking at the Government's "open for business" SME campaign and the importance of a telephony system which is aligned to customer outcomes...Read more

Stormy times ahead – be prepared

When it comes to business continuity planning the key is in the word planning. Time to look at areas such as hosted PBX systems or company information lines....Read more