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".
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.