Michael Sandford, Author at National Business Communications

What is MPLS and How Does it Work?

August 31, 2023

NBC Cloud outlines what an MPLS network is, its inner workings, key components and how this network is utilised by businesses to enhance the reliability of their network infrastructures. Whether you are a business professional looking to optimise your network’s architecture or are simply looking for information on the mechanisms of an MPLS network, this […]

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Fibre & 5G: What are the Differences & Which is Best for Me?

Our helpful blog covers the differences between 5G and fibre, helping you choose what’s best for you. What is 5G? 5G is the latest standard in mobile telecommunications, and promises to be quicker than any network we’ve seen before. It offers faster data speeds, lower latency, and greater capacity compared to 4G. This ultimately results […]

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Home vs Business Broadband: What’s the Difference?

In this blog, we’ll outline the key differences between home broadband and business broadband, offering advice on which to choose for your specific requirements. What is business broadband? Business broadband is a broadband connection that’s set up in a workspace to support a demand for larger internet services. As a result, they’re more encompassing than […]

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When Are Landlines Being Phased Out & How to Prepare

July 25, 2023

By the end of 2025, traditional landline phones are due to be fully phased out, representing a significant change to the UK’s phone network. This applies to both home and business lines, so anyone still relying on old, analogue networks need to prepare for the switch off. This helpful guide explains why landlines are being […]

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What is a Softphone and Who Should Use One?

Our helpful guide features information on what softphones are, their benefits, who should use them, and more. Read on to see how you can take advantage of a softphone system. What is a softphone? A softphone is an internet-based phone system that allows users to make calls without the need for dedicated hardware. Softphone systems […]

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What is a WAN? Pros, Cons and Examples

July 24, 2023

This article on wide-area networks (WAN) includes helpful definitions, examples, answers to frequently asked questions, and more. Read on to learn what a WAN is, in addition to the advantages and disadvantages of WANs. What is a WAN? A wide-area network (WAN) is a technology that spans several locations in a geographic area, connecting homes, […]

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Which is the Best Video Call App for Meetings?

View our helpful guide on the best video call apps for meetings. You’ll find helpful summaries of a range of apps, insights into features that could be perfect for your business, and more. You’ll also find answers to frequently asked questions that’ll help you in your search for the ideal video conferencing solution for your […]

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Can we do a full day’s work from our smartphones?

July 17, 2023

In today’s world, mobile phones are extremely accessible and allow us to do almost anything. From translating languages to monitoring our health, the possibilities with our smartphones are endless.  After the pandemic caused a huge rise in working from home, many continued with this workstyle and in 2022, 37% of British adults worked remotely. Due […]

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All You Need to Know About the PSTN Switch Off

April 27, 2023

As the PSTN switch off draws nearer, it’s essential that homes and businesses are prepared to upgrade. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explain what PSTN is, why it’s being switched off, who’s affected, and more, giving you all you need to know to stay ahead. What is PSTN? The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) refers […]

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Are businesses closer to being ready for the Big Switch Off 2025?

In 2021, we surveyed UK business owners to find out how prepared they were for the Big Switch Off coming in 2025 – the survey revealed the majority of businesses were not prepared, with almost 70% of businesses still using a landline and three in five respondents having no idea what the Big Switch Off […]

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