Skype for business – opportunity or threat?

Where would you be without your phone? Microsoft’s Skype for Business is hoping the answer to that question is, with them. We take a balanced look at the pro’s and cons of Skype for Business and what it means for the telephony market. Despite the massive growth of text messaging, video conferencing and apps, the desk…

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Businesses set to gain easier access to fibre optic broadband

The government is set to make it easier for businesses to gain access to fibre optic broadband by providing a £60 million tax boost for the digital sector. Fibre optic broadband is far superior in terms of connection speed and several other factors, but at the moment, fibre optic connections are relatively rare, and have…

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UK businesses to face data roaming charges post Brexit?

When data roaming charges are abolished this June, EU citizens will no longer pay additional charges to make calls, text and surf in any member nation. UK consumers and SMEs have already seen their roaming charge spend reduced from an estimated £350m a year after the EU introduced a 75% reduction in the costs of…

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Europe agrees to regulate wholesale roaming charges

EU roaming charges for those who use their mobiles abroad are set to end after a deal was struck in the European Parliament. The capping of the wholesale charges paid to each other by telecoms operators is one of the final pieces of legislation aimed at ending roaming fees, allowing businessmen and holidaymakers to use…

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RHM Telecommunications LTD awarded platinum status by Gamma

Gloucester based, Telecom and mobile communications reseller, RHM Telecommunications has been awarded Platinum Partner status by Gamma, the UK market leader for hosted telephony and Sip Trunks. Gamma has more than 900 resellers with only 23 achieving Platinum accreditation. Gamma is a specialist business only carrier whose main route to market is through resellers such…

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When It Comes To Internet Security Paying A Little Extra Can Make All The Difference

The adage ‘you get what you pay for’ has been highlighted recently in a spate of malware attacks which targeted lower price range routers, causing untold damage to businesses. In November 2016 around 100,000 UK Post Office broadband customers were infected by malware which targeted certain routers, preventing users connecting to the internet. This ‘Mirai…

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EU reveals €500m fund to enhance broadband infrastructure

The European Commission (EC) has announced the launch of a €500m fund that will be devoted to enhancing broadband quality throughout Europe. Though the UK public earlier this year voted in favour of leaving the EU, the UK will still remain a member of the union until two years after Article 50 is triggered. This…

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The Internet of Things – Looking into the Future

The Internet of Things isn’t a new concept. In fact it’s been around since the first internet connected toaster was developed by two entrepreneurs and revealed at Interop in 1990. However the hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart technology is building apace with real commercial benefits beginning to emerge. But what exactly…

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Vodafone and BT clash over G.fast broadband

Vodafone have hit the headlines again as they’ve become embroiled in another competition row with BT. Evidently Vodafone wrote to Ofcom to complain about Openreach’s trials for 330Mbps G.fast broadband technology. According to Vodafone, the trial has broken Ofcom’s stringent rules requiring a prior consultation to occur before tests begin. This is only the latest…

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