Friday, 22 December 2017

Are you and your telephone system ready for MiFID II?

Are you and your telephone system ready for MiFID II?

Many businesses in the financial industry will need to start recording and storing phone calls, both landline and mobile, where the call relates to "the reception, transmission and execution of orders, or dealing on own account".

Friday, 14 July 2017

The BSG have got our backs.

The BSG have got our backs.

With all eyes on Brexit, here is some information about how leaving the EU may affect Business Telecommunications, along with recommendations put to Government by the BSG.

Friday, 31 March 2017

Hold the line…… £42 million pound fine….

Hold the line…… £42 million pound fine….

You may have seen in the news the fine BT have received from Ofcom. Read on as we give you the lowdown on what happened.

Friday, 18 November 2016

As BT push on with tired copper lines for super-fast broadband Vodafone challenges their sensibility and legality.

As BT push on with tired copper lines for super-fast broadband Vodafone challenges their sensibility and legality.

Vodafone calls out BT's latest technology as breaching the strict conditions set out by Ofcom allowing Openreach to stay under BT's control.

Friday, 23 September 2016

Vodafone to block your nuisance calls and becomes the first network to receive anti nuisance call accreditation!

Vodafone to block your nuisance calls and becomes the first network to receive anti nuisance call accreditation!

Vodafone UK has become the first telecommunications company to secure the TPS Assured accreditation after recently announcing they are blocking nuisance call automatically at the network level.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

In a UK industry first Vodafone is removing line rental charges for their home broadband customers

In a UK industry first Vodafone is removing line rental charges for their home broadband customers

Bringing another industry first to the UK, Vodafone are now removing all line rental costs for their home broadband service users.

Friday, 05 August 2016

Join the “Fix Britain’s Internet” and have your say on UK Broadband

Join the “Fix Britain’s Internet” and have your say on UK Broadband

UK Business owners are invited to express their views on Openreach as Internet Service Providers (ISP's) unite.

Wednesday, 09 March 2016

FTTP promoted by Ofcom as Prime Minister champions connectivity.

FTTP promoted by Ofcom as Prime Minister champions connectivity.

As the Prime Minster David Cameron promises new mast laws to boost broadband and eliminate rural 'notspots' BT considers you turn on their stance regarding FTTP in a bid to keep their control of Openreach.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Vodafone contest that ‘bold structural changes’ need to be implemented by Ofcom

Vodafone contest that ‘bold structural changes’ need to be implemented by Ofcom

In their submission to Ofcom for their once a decade digital communications review Vodafone have argued that to combat discrimination and improve investment for consumer benefits BT must be structurally separated from Openreach.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Government marks 3million homes and businesses covered by the BDUK superfast broadband rollout.

Government marks 3million homes and businesses covered by the BDUK superfast broadband rollout.

In a statement from the Department for Culture, Media & Sport; the Government celebrated the continued success of the Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) superfast broadband rollout.

Friday, 14 August 2015

Vodafone have broken into the consumer broadband market by offering astonishing 76Mbps broadband speeds.

Vodafone have broken into the consumer broadband market by offering astonishing 76Mbps broadband speeds.

Vodafone broke into the consumer broadband market with aplomb not only offering great broadband speeds but launching a market leading innovative device for their users.

Friday, 17 July 2015

New Ofcom regulations simplify switching broadband providers

New Ofcom regulations simplify switching broadband providers

No longer will consumers be faced with "confusing" processes to change broadband providers under new Ofcom regulations.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Vodafone UK partner of choice for Energy Networks Association delivery of new 105 national three digit number.

Vodafone UK partner of choice for Energy Networks Association delivery of new 105 national three digit number.

In an announcement earlier this month, Ofcom approved the application for a national three-digit number to be used in emergencies to contact electrical companies.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Non Geographical Numbers charges are changing from 1st July 2015

Non Geographical Numbers charges are changing from 1st July 2015

The UK telecoms regulator Ofcom has issued new regulations pertaining to the price of calling non-geographic numbers.

Friday, 22 May 2015

The Second Cellular and Land Line Attitudes Research (CaLLAR) Index is Published today.

The Second Cellular and Land Line Attitudes Research (CaLLAR) Index is Published today.

New Research, sponsored by Cellular Solutions, suggests Lessons for Telecoms as the So-Called 'Digital Natives' of Generation Y Come of Age.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

The UK Telecommunications industry under intense scrutiny in face of the BT and EE proposed convergence

The UK Telecommunications industry under intense scrutiny in face of the BT and EE proposed convergence

The proposed merger would draw BT from the triple-play market firmly into the Quad play market but questions have been asked however about the impact this would have on service, pricing, consumers and most importantly investment in network infrastructure.

 

Monday, 02 February 2015

Leasing your telecoms can help release your capital

Leasing your telecoms can help release your capital

With a record number of start-ups registered in 2014 Luke Johnson, Chairman of the Centre for Entrepreneurs, recently pointed out that, "Starting a business is easier, quicker and cheaper than ever thanks to new technology."

Friday, 09 January 2015

Important changes to the provision of business nongeographical numbers call services.

Important changes to the provision of business nongeographical numbers call services.

The way that customers call non geographic numbers is changing due to new Ofcom regulations. The services that consumers receive when calling non geographic numbers beginning 050,08,09,116 and 118 has been reviewed by Ofcom and they have implemented a number of significant changes to take effect from the 26th June 2015.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

BT Openreach signs deal with Ciena

BT Openreach signs deal with Ciena

Openreach, a subsidiary of BT Group, who have been supplying the Ethernet Access Direct to UK communications providers since 2009 will now use a range of products to support the digital networking needs of the business sector from networking giant Ciena.

Monday, 01 September 2014

FTTC in Isle of Wight

FTTC in Isle of Wight

BT Celebrated the first fibre connected cabinet (FTTC) on rural Isle of Wight on the 27th August - partially funded by the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK programme.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Dial the Code… The closure of “local dialling” in Brighton (01273) from the 1st of October.

Dial the Code… The closure of “local dialling” in Brighton (01273) from the 1st of October.

Ofcom has announced that from October 1st people in the Brighton dialling code area (01273) will need to dial the area code as well as the number they are calling in order to be connected to a number in the same area.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Fibre to the Remote Node trialled in London

Fibre to the Remote Node trialled in London

A new type of fibre broadband is being trialled by BT in London in an effort to raise the UK capital’s status to a super tech city.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Government funding is available for installation or upgrade fees for businesses to gain super fast broadband lines and join the SuperConnected Cities scheme

Government funding is available for installation or upgrade fees for businesses to gain super fast broadband lines and join the SuperConnected Cities scheme

Allowing businesses to upgrade their internet connectivity, for example you could; upgrade your ADSL line to Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) and benefit from 80mbps download speeds and 20mbps upload speeds, or upgrade from FTTC you could install a company dedicated internet lease line with up to 1 gigabit download speeds.

Monday, 14 July 2014

If you work in the hospitality sector, your connectivity could be costing you customers.

If you work in the hospitality sector, your connectivity could be costing you customers.

Small and medium sized hotels are at risk of losing repeat bookings and being less appealing to business users if they underestimate the importance of a good WiFi internet connection according to a study by Netgear.