Thursday, 11 June 2015

10 bikes, 265km and a steep challenge!

10 bikes, 265km and a steep challenge!

Whilst many where basking in the sunshine enjoying their well earned rest from the working week, ten colleagues from cellular solutions completed their 265km charity bike ride by cycling into the historic town of Poitiers.

Tuesday, 02 June 2015

Cellular Staff get on their bikes for charity!

Cellular Staff get on their bikes for charity!

Starting on 3rd June, eleven colleagues from cellular solutions will embark upon the most ambitious leg of the charity bike ride to the south of France yet attempted. Covering a staggering 260km in three days (which is almost the same as three back to back London to Brighton's) they start in Orleans Thursday, facing a gruelling 70mile first day they finish eventually on Saturday in Poitiers.

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, 12 May 2015

Vodafone connects its 500th community to their ultra fast 4G data service.

Vodafone connects its 500th community to their ultra fast 4G data service.

Vodafone have announced the roll out of 4G coverage of Pontypridd in South Wales, establishing a landmark 500 communities connected to their superfast mobile broadband. This achievement is announced less than three months after the 400th community in Bridgend was celebrated. With this latest success Vodafone are now estimated to offer 4G to 65% of UK premises.

Thursday, 07 May 2015

Cellular Solutions get stuck in for Chestnut Tree House Hospice

Cellular Solutions get stuck in for Chestnut Tree House Hospice

Last week ten Cellular Solutions staff volunteered to donate a day's labour for the Chestnut Tree House Hospice and what a labour of love it was. The task was to clear the main drainage ditch that runs just outside of the grounds. This work was particularly essential, as the Chestnut Tree House is separate from the mains system and onsite drainage is top priority to prevent flooding.

Friday, 24 April 2015

O2 members get 48 hour exclusive access to top Channel 4 Shows before they air!

O2 members get 48 hour exclusive access to top Channel 4 Shows before they air!

Priority moments become just that with in this industry first deal allowing O2 subscribers exclusive access to ten top Channel4 series for a full 48 hours before they air to the general public. Shows will include such favourites as Made In Chelsea, Peep Show, Gadget Man and Fresh Meat.

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Microsoft announce Skype for Business for Office365 subscribers

Microsoft announce Skype for Business for Office365 subscribers

Skype has been connecting people together from across the world since 2003 and yesterday Microsoft announced it will be bringing the revolutionary product to Office 365 with Skype for business.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Vodafone UK to launch WiFi Calling and VoLTE this summer

Vodafone UK to launch WiFi Calling and VoLTE this summer

Vodafone place a £1 billion investment in its UK network and services this year and look to rollout new technologies.

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, 16 March 2015

Vodafone champions power to working mothers

Vodafone champions power to working mothers

Last week, in time for international women's day, Vodafone announced its ground breaking global maternity policy which saw them hailed as pioneers of new mothers worldwide. The company itself was swift to point out that a solid foundation of pragmatism lay at the bottom of the initiative.

Monday, 09 March 2015

On Your Marks... Get Set… BAKE!

On Your Marks... Get Set… BAKE!

Cellular Solutions very own baking challenge raises £176.46 for charity.

Only one baker could rise to be the winner in the Cellular Solutions bake off and competition was hot! Eight budding bakers competed, not only for bragging rights as Cellular Solutions' bake off winner 2015, but to raise money for Kevin's Brain Cancer Treatment Fund.

Tuesday, 03 March 2015

Oxford, Norwich and Skegness amongst others now covered by O2 4G

Oxford, Norwich and Skegness amongst others now covered by O2 4G

O2's 4G network now covers 369 towns and cities with 48.2% indoor population coverage and over 59% outdoor population coverage.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

:-O Shocking bills from emoji with some handsets :’-(

:-O Shocking bills from emoji with some handsets :’-(

Long favoured as a quick and expressive way of communicating, often to amusing effect, many people using have been caught unawares of the potential costs of sending emoji's and emoticons.

Monday, 16 February 2015

Cellular solutions raises £73.20 with a company bring and buy sale!

Cellular solutions raises £73.20 with a company bring and buy sale!

At Cellular Solutions we are really proud of the work we do in the community and for charity. It's a great point of bonding for all of our staff and a great way for us all to keep an eye on the important things in life.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Northampton, Cambridge, Dundee amongst others now have 4G on O2!

Northampton, Cambridge, Dundee amongst others now have 4G on O2!

O2 extends 4G coverage to Northampton, Cambridge and Dundee amongst others.

O2's 4G network now covers 357 towns and cities and currently has 47% indoor population coverage and over 58% outdoor population coverage.

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."

Monday, 19 January 2015

What you need to know to avoid ‘bill shock’ if you’re swapping a sim card

What you need to know to avoid ‘bill shock’ if you’re swapping a sim card

Technology moves fast and updating handsets is an important part of enabling employees to do more and more of what makes your business tick without the need for them to be at a desk.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

After celebrating 30 years since the first phone call, Vodafone review mobiles in business.

After celebrating 30 years since the first phone call, Vodafone review mobiles in business.

When the first mobile phone call was made on New Year’s day 1985 the ‘mobile’ required its own battery pack and corded handset that weighed 5kg and cost the equivalent of £5,000, which was enough to start up a new business at the time! Now however, flexible working means many people are able to run their businesses from smartphones thinner than a pen and costing a fraction of the former price.

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.

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

From all of us at Cellular Solutions we hope you have a joyous holiday season and success throughout the new year.

Monday, 08 December 2014

Vodafone partners with London North West Healthcare NHS Trust to mobilise district nursing teams

Vodafone partners with London North West Healthcare NHS Trust to mobilise district nursing teams

To create a truly mobile healthcare team, 245 nursing staff have been equipped with mobile devices that will enable greater care for people in the community. Accessing information using Vodafone’s data network, the new system ensures that the most up-to-date patient information is displayed and provides a greater standard of care.

Monday, 01 December 2014

Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal to provide 3G connection to 100 rural communities

Vodafone Rural Open Sure Signal to provide 3G connection to 100 rural communities

Vodafone has successfully implemented its first Rural Open Sure Signal programme in the idyllic Cotswold town of Minchinhampton in Gloucestershire.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Vodafone’s 4G just got better with NowTV added to the entertainment packs.

Vodafone’s 4G just got better with NowTV added to the entertainment packs.

NOW TV Entertainment is joining in with Sky Sports Mobile TV and Spotify Premium in Vodafone’s entertainment options attached to their Red 4G tarriffs, giving anyone who signs up to Vodafone Red 4G access to 13 of the UK’s best paid TV channels as well as a huge catalogue of TV box sets.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014

O2 partnered with Zayo Group to roll out nationwide fibre to support increasing demand for 4G services.

O2 partnered with Zayo Group to roll out nationwide fibre to support increasing demand for 4G services.

As part of their continued investment in their network services O2 have signed a 15 year deal with the Zayo Group to build and manage a fully resistant core fibre network throughout the UK.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Vodafone pushes ahead by launching faster 4G connectivity and expands its global reach

Vodafone pushes ahead by launching faster 4G connectivity and expands its global reach

In the first of a series of developments around its 4G services, Vodafone has announced that their customers can now take advantage of the largest ultrafast 4G roaming network. Customers that are on 4G tariffs with compatible devices will be able to experience faster connectivity in 23 countries worldwide, as listed below.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Just add apps: Turn your smartphone or tablet into a business powerhouse

With the right business apps you can work anywhere, get more done, and make better use of your time. O2 have hand-picked a selection of apps that they think are the very best to help you work smarter and more effectively, with benefits you can see immediately. Here is why O2 thinks they are the best.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Evernote Premium. Remember everything. Always.

A free year of Evernote Premium with O2
We like to offer our business customers extra value and things that make life easier. So with O2 we're giving all business customers one year's subscription to Evernote Premium for free, if you activate the offer by the 24th October.

Thursday, 09 October 2014

Cellular Solutions Team Walk on Sunshine after raising £2851 for Charity

Cellular Solutions Team Walk on Sunshine after raising £2851 for Charity

The gruelling 16KM walk over the South Downs was completed by all 14 staff members who tackled it together to raise money for six charities that have causes very close to their hearts.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

An O2 Exclusive - The Amazon Fire Phone

An O2 Exclusive - The Amazon Fire Phone

The first handset designed and produced by Amazon with features unlike any other handsets in the market is coming to O2. The Telecomms giant has said that securing the Amazon Fire exclusively is a part of its continued commitment to being the home for connected devices.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

HD Voice Calls has been launched for all Vodafone Customers with Compatible Devices.

HD Voice Calls has been launched for all Vodafone Customers with Compatible Devices.

‘Exceptionally clear’ phone calls between Vodafone customers are the latest step in Vodafone’s campaign to improve and expand their services across the UK.

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, 26 August 2014

Office 365 Your Office Everywhere

Office 365 Your Office Everywhere

Business has evolved and with it your productivity suit.

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.

Friday, 01 August 2014

Vodafone & Chromecast

Vodafone & Chromecast

Vodafone UK is the first UK network to sell Google's Chromecast media-streaming device with a great offer that the Smartphone in the heart of the home.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Vodafone tackles Rural “Not Spots”

Vodafone tackles Rural “Not Spots”

Vodafone is launching a national campaign to tackle rural areas of poor signal known as “not spots” in a bid to provide long awaited network services to up to one million people.

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.

Monday, 07 July 2014

O2’s 4G Network is live in Northern Ireland

O2’s 4G Network is live in Northern Ireland

Superfast mobile connectivity is now available in Belfast and Lisburn after a £15Million investment.

Friday, 27 June 2014

4G: The frontier for collaboration and productivity.

4G: The frontier for collaboration and productivity.

4G has expanded the horizons of workforces everywhere; enabling the discovery of new and dynamic ways of working that are more effective, responsive and collaborative, wherever your colleagues may be.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Google and the right to be forgotten.

Google and the right to be forgotten.

Just like the proverbial elephant, the internet never forgets. With highly efficient search engines such as Google and Bing tracking data with complex algorithms, the wonders of the worldwide web are more accessible now than ever before.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Vodafone 4G Rolls out to another five towns.

Vodafone 4G Rolls out to another five towns.

Now, if your phone is 4G enabled, that little 4G symbol should be showing up more when you are out and about.

Thursday, 05 June 2014

O2 Rescheduled – Boostbox Maintenance

O2 Rescheduled – Boostbox Maintenance

We recently communicated the need to perform planned maintenance on the Boostbox service due to the planned migration of O2’s Broadband services to their new infrastructure.

Tuesday, 03 June 2014

O2 Boostbox Planned Maintenance

O2 Boostbox Planned Maintenance

O2 are currently migrating their broadband to a new infrastructure which will affect customers using their Boostbox service.

Monday, 02 June 2014

Vodafone 4G Rolls out to 18 further towns.

Vodafone 4G Rolls out to 18 further towns.

As Vodafone roll out their 4G coverage you may have noticed a little 4G symbol pop up on your phone.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Cellular Solutions team move the earth for Chestnut Tree House Hospice

Cellular Solutions team move the earth for Chestnut Tree House Hospice

Seven Cellular Solutions staff gave up their time to move six tonnes of gravel and hardcore to complete a bordered garden path for Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice.

Wednesday, 07 May 2014

Eurotunnel to mark its 20th Anniversary with a tech upgrade

Eurotunnel to mark its 20th Anniversary with a tech upgrade

Eurotunnel has successfully completed a project to install British mobile telephone systems inside the North Running Tunnel in time for the 20th anniversary of its completion.

With an estimated 20milion people travelling through the Channel Tunnel a year, up to 75 metres below sea level, the provisioning of mobile services was an exceptional undertaking. Following collaboration from Vodafone, O2 and EE and equipment from Alcatel-Lucent, the fibre optic system for 2G and 3G telephone services enables passengers to use the internet and make calls whilst in transit from the 6th of May. Not content with 3G, the British telecom’s providers are looking to also roll out 4G in the near future. 

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