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 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 over …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 and 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

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

SChool telephone communication system handset

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

Construction worker using walkie-talkie radio for communication

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

Close up of fibre optic cable strands carrying signals as light

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

VoIP phone handset on boardroom desk

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

Construction workers on site

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