News

The latest news reports on business telecommunication system developments and issues faced by the communications industry.

It’s our 20th Birthday!

Posted on 30/11/21

We’re celebrating our 20th birthday – over the last 20 years we’ve worked with some amazing customers from numerous different industries. In that time we’ve seen lots of changes in the world of business telecommunications and always kept up to date with the ever evolving solutions available to business. “Quote from Iain – maybe around […]

PSTN switch off 2025: Why you should migrate to VoIP

Posted on 07/10/21

BT Openreach announced the end of PSTN and ISDN back in 2015. The telecommunications service provider began shutting down networks in 2020 and will stop taking new orders starting 2023. By December 2025, PSTN circuits will be shut off completely. Before we dive into the details of the PSTN switch off, here’s a summary of the terms we’ll […]

FTTP Exchanges Stop Sell Update

Posted on 23/09/21

On September 6th, Openreach confirmed changes to the following exchanges due to complex build issues. Exchange name Exchange location Exchange code Original Tranche Original date Updated Tranche Updated stop sell date Woodgate Birmingham CMWDGT Tranche 2 05-Oct-21 Tranche 4 29-Apr-22 Eastham Wirral LVEAS Tranche 2 05-Oct-21 Tranche 3 25-Jan-22 Rickmansworth Three Rivers LWRIC Tranche 2 […]

Have you gone back to the office yet? Do you want to?

Posted on 16/09/21

The way we work has significantly changed over the last 18 months thanks to Covid. All businesses, in all industries, of all sizes have been affected – some more than others. How we work, operate businesses and communicate with each other, clients and suppliers has never been more under the spotlight or vital in order […]

NMBS Exhibition

Posted on 10/09/21

Well, we did it, after a very long wait we attended the NMBS exhibition!!! Thank you to everyone who visited our stand and took the time to have a chat with Iain and Andy about our Business Communication package specifically for Builders Merchants. For anyone who couldn’t make it you can still find out how […]

The countdown is on to the 2021 NMBS Exhibition!

Posted on 26/08/21

We’re almost ready for the NMBS Exhibition and are looking forward to meeting up with old friends, valued customers and new faces now we can start returning back to something like normal. We’ll be on Stand 285 so why not pop along and say hello. We’re proud to be preferred supplies to NMBS Members and […]

What is SoGEA Broadband?

Posted on 22/07/21

SoGEA stands for Single Order Generic Ethernet Access. Until now you needed to have a traditional phone line installed to deliver broadband to a home or office, but SoGEA broadband doesn’t run over a phone line; instead, it uses the same fibre/copper network without the WLR (Wholesale Line Rental = Phone line) element. SoGEA is […]

We’ll be at the NMBS Exhibition in Sept

Posted on 17/06/21

The NMBS Exhibition is the UK’s Leading Exhibition for independent building, timber, plumbing and hardware merchants. This year it will be held at Coventry Building Society Arena on Wednesday the 8th and Thursday 9th September we’ll be there on Stand 285. We’re proud to be preferred suppliers of Telecom Solutions to NMBS Members and look […]

What is a Contact Centre?

Posted on 01/06/21

If we say “Contact Centre” what comes to mind? Lots of people sat in an office on phones trying to sell you ‘stuff’. They are call centres, not contact centres – this is a common misconception and the two are very different. A contact centre is single system that links up the different channels you […]