News

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

Why it’s time to upgrade your business phone system

Posted on 17/03/22

Now more than ever, your business communications are a critical enabler to success. But things are changing in the world of telecoms and your existing telephony solution might become obsolete soon. What’s happening? BT Openreach has announced it intends to switch off traditional landlines in 2025. This is commonly referred to as the Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) switch off. […]

The ultimate business phone system checklist 

Posted on 03/02/22

9 steps to choose the right solution for your business communications Assess your current phone system  You should start by assessing your existing setup and discuss what you like and what you don’t about it. What’s the call quality like?  Is the system outdated?  Is it expensive to maintain and/or upgrade?  What functions do you […]

Choosing the right unified communications system for your business

Posted on 13/01/22

Even though email messaging and social media are now well- established as business communication tools, they augment rather than replace traditional routes such as telephony. As businesses expand, or their current PBX phone system reaches the end of its useful life, they will need to source a replacement, rather than dumping it altogether. Traditional ISDN-based […]

What you need to know about 5G

Posted on 12/01/22

While a rapid 5G rollout continues across the UK, there are still doubts around the service, its costs and its availability. Let’s debunk the myths and take a closer look at the data… 5G is active in over 300 towns and cities, offering 30% population coverage.1 Most of the UK is expected to have 5G by […]

Season’s Greetings

Posted on 16/12/21

We’d like to wish all of our customers, suppliers and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Please note we close early on Friday 24th December and re open at a 09:00 Wednesday 29th December. We’ll also be closed on Monday 3rd January.

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 […]