Diagram of mobile phones remotely connected to cloud system

Hosted phone system disadvantages

What is a hosted phone system? A hosted phone system utilises the internet to transfer voice data (i.e. telephone calls), as opposed to sending analogue signals across a traditional PSTN landline connection. Rather than hosting a physical private telephone exchange (PBX) within your premises, a hosted phone system carries out the work of processing and …more

Full fibre broadband cables vs ADSL copper wires

Is fibre broadband better than ADSL?

In the UK, there are a variety of different broadband solutions available. This can make it tricky to decipher which type of connection is most suited to your requirements. Do I need the fastest connection possible? Which will give me the best deal? This guide breaks down two of the most common types of broadband: …more

Collage of types of new phone system solutions including landline, mobile and VoIP

New phone system installation checklist

If you’re looking to invest in a new phone system or upgrade your current one, you might be wondering: where do you start? How do you know which system to get? What do you need for this system to work? And what happens once it’s installed? What do you want from your business phone system? …more

two construction team members communicating

How to Improve Communications on a Construction Site

When on-site communications are neglected, companies don’t just risk the health of their finances; the health of their employees and the public is also a concern. After all, any construction site can be a dangerous place to work. Applying effective communication practices doesn’t just save lives – it also serves to build better relationships. Better …more

Worker using SIP trunking system in an office

What is SIP trunking and how does it work?

With Openreach planning to end support for PSTN and ISDN services in 2025, businesses are seeking to procure new office phone solutions in greater numbers. In the UK’s commercial sector, SIP trunking is proving to be a popular replacement for traditional phone lines. What is SIP trunking protocol? SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) is a communications …more

Solicitor in a lawyer's office making a call via a mobile phone solution

Phone systems for a lawyer’s office

Having a reliable phone system is a crucial element of a lawyer’s office in order to guarantee the effective running of day-to-day business. Whether you’re negotiating with clients, scheduling meetings or liaising with fellow colleagues, a dependable telephone connection cannot be compromised. If you’ve already begun the search for a new phone system or started …more

Broadband internet use in business compared with residential setting

Business broadband or residential deals?

Depending on the size and nature of your organisation, specialist business broadband can bring a range of benefits over using a standard home broadband service. However, it’s worth noting that not all businesses need an enterprise-grade broadband solution. To decide which type of package is preferable for your organisation, you’ll need to be aware of …more

WiFi connects your device to a broadband network via a local access point such as a home router

Wi-Fi​ ​vs​ ​Broadband

It’s becoming increasingly common for internet users to use the terms ‘Wi-Fi’ and ‘broadband’ interchangeably. Wi-Fi is commonly used to loosely refer to all types of internet. However, it may surprise you to learnt that actually, they are completely different. Whilst they both fall under the wider realm of a delivering an internet connection to …more

A new office will need broadband internet access and telephone service

Moving premises: broadband and phone

When moving premises to a new office, you will need to consider what to do with your wireless broadband and telecoms systems. A relocation can be the perfect time to upgrade. You may wish to switch to an FTTP connection or a fibre leased line, along with a future-proof telephony solution such as VoIP (Voice …more

A business with a heavy demand for bandwidth is likely to need an ISP offering fibre broadband or leased line products

Is a leased line cheaper than broadband?

A fibre leased line is ideal for businesses needing a reliable, constant connection. As it uses a dedicated 1:1 connection, a leased line can be allocated to an organisation for their sole usage, without the problems that can arise due to line contention. In contrast, typical ADSL vs fibre broadband connections will be subject to …more