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The ISDN Switch Off: Key Dates and Who is Affected

April 21, 2023

BT stopped the purchase of ISDN lines in 2020 and will switch off all lines in 2025. Modern technology means that legacy landlines are becoming outdated, while the costs involved with maintaining PSTN/ISDN are inefficient in the digital age, particularly considering the convenience of VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) systems. As we draw nearer to […]

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Broadband Price Increases: How They Will Affect Businesses

March 16, 2023

In 2023 so far we have seen a huge increase in mobile and broadband prices, giving the UK yet another expense to deal with during this cost of living crisis.  How much are bills rising?  Many major broadband suppliers are increasing their bills mid-contract. While this isn’t unusual, with providers usually hiking their prices up once […]

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The Big Switch Off: Is Your Business Ready?

November 22, 2021

In 2015, BT announced they will be turning off Public Switched Telephone Networks and Integrated Services Digital Networks by 2025, meaning landlines will no longer be active. While this may not affect the average person due to mobile phones being the dominant form of communication, many businesses still use landlines, particularly in certain industries such […]

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Types of phone line: Which is right for your business?

November 3, 2021

As anybody who has been involved in starting a business will know, there are dozens of different things to consider. Whether you’re upgrading to larger premises, starting out online or going freelance, you’ll be faced with a number of tricky decisions.  One aspect of starting a business that can often be overlooked is setting up […]

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Hosted and SIP solutions: Are they right for your business?

October 25, 2021

If you’re a small or medium-sized business owner, you may have already heard of hosted phone systems or SIP trunks — as well as the benefits they could bring to your business. If you’re currently using a traditional phone system, and are considering making the switch to a hosted one, we’ve compiled this handy guide […]

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Fibre broadband: Everything you need to know

In the digital age, where conferencing via video and doing the weekly shop online have become the norm, there’s one thing that everybody wants: a fast and reliable internet connection.  One of the best connections currently available on the market is fibre broadband. However, a lot of people are unsure what it is, or how […]

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Can I get broadband without a phone line?

September 2, 2021

When access to the internet first became available in many homes and businesses, it’s fair to say that it was pretty basic. Dial-up internet, the most common form of internet access at the time, used the pre-existing phone line in order to work. This also meant that when using the internet with this method, you […]

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What is VoIP?

It seems that there is a lot of jargon within the telecommunications world. VoIP or Voice over Internet Protocol is a good example. But it isn’t as complicated as it sounds.  Voice over Internet Protocol refers to telephone calls made using an internet connection as opposed to the more traditional phone lines or landlines.  VoIP […]

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Why is my internet so slow? Common causes and expert tips

There’s nothing worse than slow internet. Watching the buffer wheel continuously spinning, or the infamous egg timer hovered around your mouse cursor is a tedious annoyance that happens to everyone. What’s worse than slow internet speeds? Having slow internet whilst you’re at work trying to meet a deadline, host an important virtual meeting or researching […]

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Can I get business broadband at home?

With many of us having to work from home or remotely in recent years, the demand for suitable broadband has skyrocketed. While working from home can have its advantages, many remote workers were unprepared for the levels of suitable internet speeds required for demanding workloads. Not forgetting the number of devices in a household using […]

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