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Reminder! BT is Turning off the Traditional Business Phone Network

A reminder to all businesses with a traditional phone system: by 2025 BT will be switching off their PSTN and ISDN networks, migrating them to a single IP core network. The ‘phone line’ as we know it, will be dead. But what does this actually mean for your organisation? 

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3 COOL THINGS YOU CAN DO IN THE NEW GOOGLE EARTH

Technology cannot replace real experiences, but it can provide a window into experiences that we wouldn’t otherwise have glimpsed. Our favourite new technology has nothing to do with office phones or VoIP business phone systems, but rather… earth!  Google Earth relaunched this week, with features that will help us all to explore new parts of our planet in an exciting amount of detail. And needless to say, we have spent hours exploring it and still aren’t bored.

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Quick Guide to Understanding UK Telephone Numbers

  • Tom Goldsworthy
  • 10-Apr-2017 13:29:00
  • Telecoms

Do you know what telephone number range will be shut down this June? Are you confident of which phone numbers carry a charge, and which are free? Do you know your partner’s mobile number from memory?

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The Finer Connections: Understanding IP Addresses, Domains, Clients, Servers, & ports

  • Tom Goldsworthy
  • 15-Mar-2017 12:06:00
  • Telecoms

Most people are familiar with the terms IP address, server and domain, but do you know what they actually mean... or 'do'? In the last of our blog series about how the internet works, we take a look at IP addresses, domains, clients, servers and ports.  And no, we don't mean the port you drink. 

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The Internet as a Network: Understanding ISP, LAN, POP, NAP & more

  • Tom Goldsworthy
  • 06-Mar-2017 10:25:00
  • Telecoms

In our second blog in our series explaining how the Internet works, we look at the Internet as a network—the different components that make up that network, and how they speak to each other. After all, every computer that is connected to the Internet is part of a network. Click on each bolded term to learn what it means.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Dark Fibre

How the internet sends information, data and messages simultaneously to billions of people across the globe is mind boggling to most. And few understand how it actually works—what is underground, over ground, in the seabed; what PoPs are, IXPs, dark fibre, etc.

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Amazon Echo & Google Home To Get VoIP Calling Capabilities

In what is seen as another blow for the traditional phone line, both Amazon and Google are reportedly investigating adding the ability to send and receive phone calls over their respective smart speakers. The capability would use voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology similar to services like Skype and VTSL’s business phone system.

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The Wearable That Will Tell You How People Are Feeling from the Sound of their Voice

Some people take great pride in their EQ, i.e. their ability to recognise emotions and discern between different feelings, both in themselves and others.  It is a powerful quality to have, and one that embodies to the very essence of being human. But is it possible that a device can detect human emotion better than humans themselves? Possibly, at least for some of us. New wearable tech developed by researchers at MIT can tell you how someone is feeling from the sound of their voice. 

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6 Reasons to Move Your Telephony into the Cloud

Everything from graphic design software to accounting systems are now cloud based, and accessible by employees anywhere.  The benefits are clear, from greater collaboration to data backup and security. As such, over 90% of business rely on cloud services. But many people don’t know that office phone systems can also be cloud-based, and that there many advantages to moving your business telephony to the cloud.  Here are the top 6 ways in which your company will benefit by sending your office phone system into the stratosphere.

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The Weirdest Gadgets from CES 2017 - The Largest Tech Show on Earth

This  year the largest technology show on earth unveiled some remarkable new gadgets. The CES 2017 (Consumer Electronics Show), which takes place in Las Vegas every January, showcased everything from a bluetooth headset that muffles your voice for privacy to a "smart" whistle that is capable of emailing your contacts. 

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