BT PSTN and ISDN telephone and internet access switch off

What does the end of Openreach PSTN and ISDN services mean for business phone systems?

Communications technology has drastically advanced over the years, and this continues to be the case. In terms of telephony, BT Openreach has committed to the ending of PSTN and ISDN services by 2025. Announcing the switch-off date now means that businesses have a number of years to implement alternative phone solutions. Aside from representing a …more

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What makes the best FTTP provider?

When on the hunt for a new fibre-optic broadband provider, it’s important to make an informed choice. If you’ve already decided that FTTP (fibre to the premises) is the right broadband solution for you (and you’ve confirmed that it’s available in your area), then the first bit of hard work is done. Now you must …more

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Best phone system for schools

It’s essential for all schools to have a reliable phone solution. From liaising with parents and carers to arranging clubs and school trips, school staff require a constant line of communication. Tighter budgets have become an everyday reality for most schools, so its vitally important that allocated funds are not wasted on an inefficient phone …more

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Walkie-talkies for construction sites

Walkie-talkies have progressed a lot since their invention during the Second World War. A portable two-way radio system is still perfect for use in many workplaces, particularly construction sites where communication between workers is paramount for safety. Over time, the walkie talkie market has become increasingly saturated, making it hard to pin-point the ideal system …more

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What is the fastest internet speed in the UK?

No matter what you use the internet for, we all want to have access to the quickest possible connection. Whether you’re looking to download films, enjoy online gaming, or simply need to get online for work, a fast and strong connection is essential. Internet speeds in the UK are rising as the technical infrastructure is …more

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Cheapest fibre optic broadband for small businesses

With a huge range of providers, packages and broadband options, it’s easy to find looking for the best, and most cost effective, fibre optic deal for your small business slightly daunting. However, with a little guidance and research, finding the cheapest and best quality broadband deal is relatively simple. No matter the size of your …more

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Affordable phone systems for small businesses

Implementing the right phone solution is vital to any business, big or small. Whether it’s to build and maintain relationships with clients – or to internally connect employees – a reliable voice system remains essential to the day-to-day running of your corporate operations. Finding the right solution largely varies from business to business and depends …more

A farmer using a tablet device to connect to the internet in a rural field using a WiFi broadband connection

Rural broadband: what is the best solution?

Living, working or operating a business in a rural location can sometimes result in experiencing broadband complications. With people not even being able to consistently access their email accounts, let alone stream data, it can be endlessly frustrating. Inadequate speeds, the anxiety over losing a connection and a lack of internet communication are common concerns …more

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Leased lines: advantages and disadvantages

In simple terms, a leased line is an exclusive form of data connection. It is referred to as “leased” as there is a monthly rate for renting a leased line. Depending on your situation, a leased line can be an ideal and high-performing alternative method for data connectivity, especially in a larger business that wishes …more

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Installing broadband on a construction site

Establishing a broadband connection on a construction site can be challenging. It’s easy to downgrade the importance of gaining internet access if you already have a smartphone with a data plan. Need to share information, why not use the technology in your pocket to call, text or email the other person? That’s great until the …more