A rotary dial analogue phone

Converting an analogue phone line to VoIP

If you’re planning to streamline and future proof your business, you may be considering switching from standard phone equipment to a VoIP telephone system. But want does this mean for your existing system? Can you use your old phones over your network, rather than invest in new handsets? Why switch to VoIP? Internet-based telephony provides …more

Worker on phone using VoIP for voice call

What are VoIP phone systems used for?

VoIP phone systems are designed to send and receive phone calls using the internet. VoIP handsets come in two main types: hardware-based and software-based phones. A hardware-based VoIP phone looks like a normal phone and boasts many of the usual features, such as speakerphone, user information and caller ID. They also sometimes have a video …more

Female employee working at home using business mobile

How to get a business mobile with a landline number

There are many advantages and benefits to be had from having a landline number for your business mobile phone: you can answer more calls (wherever you are), look more professional, reduce your phone bill and work more flexibly. In fact, the increasing trend for working virtually or on the move, means that having a landline …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

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

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

Construction worker making telephone call on mobile phone

Construction site telephones: VoIP or PSTN?

When setting up a construction site, there are many considerations: from safety to staffing. However, the question of a communications infrastructure – more specifically a phone system – is particularly pertinent, as it will often be required in order to resolve other issues. Choosing a phone system for a construction site can be more complex …more

Dental office receptionist making a hands-free call using an IP-based phone system

Telecoms systems for dental offices

The telephone remains a crucial point of contact in any dental practice. Whether you’re scheduling or cancelling appointments, dealing with emergencies or communicating with suppliers, it is essential for dental offices to operate an efficient, reliable phone system. If you are currently considering a new phone solution for your dental office, there are several suitable …more