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The Big Switch Off: What the UK’s Delay Means for Digital Transformation

June 4, 2024

In a rapidly evolving digital age, the UK's "Big Switch Off" represents a significant milestone. Initially scheduled for 2025, this pivotal event—where the traditional Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) will be completely phased out—has now been postponed to 2027. This delay offers both challenges and opportunities for businesses, individuals, [...] Read more

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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What’s the Difference Between 4G and 5G?

August 22, 2023

NBC Cloud runs through the main factors to consider in the 4G versus 5G debate to provide you with an understanding of the differences and similarities, so you can make educated decisions on your network. With internet usage growing exponentially each year and its requirement for using our phones, watches, cars, and even household appliances, […]

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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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