NEWS & BLOG

Why One Carrier’s Network Outage Can Have a Knock-on Effect

As many of you experienced, Friday, January 31st felt more like Friday the 13th, with a host of services and internet connectivity failures. VTSL’s own network was affected, thanks to a dual fibre break in Gamma’s network, and BT suffered a major outage as well.  Which bodes the question, why does a network outage for one carrier often affect other providers, and even seemingly unrelated services?

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4 Innovations That Are Revolutionising The Telecoms Industry

Telecoms innovations impact nearly everyone. Smartphones for example, have transformed the way we live our lives, do business and buy products.  5G is about to transform our ability to download and stream data at high speeds across the UK. And it is safe to say that innovations in video and instant messaging mean that we are no longer bound by physical phone lines or simple voice and text communications.

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Voice Assistants Are Going to Transform Work & Life: Here is how

We have long known the power voice has in everything from providing an amazing customer experience to selling a product.  Hearing someone speak in their own words, and respond thoughtfully, can never be replaced with technology. It is after all the human connection that so much of business relies on.  But this is not to say technology isn’t moving quickly in the voice department. 

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5G Is Now Live: What This Means For You

5G is finally here in the UK with EE and Vodafone both offering the superfast network. But what does that mean for businesses and individuals?  We will tell you.

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How To Keep your Organisation Off the ICO's Radar & How BA Failed

British Airways and its parent International Airlines Group (IAG) have been fined £183.39 million by the ICO in connection with a data breach that took place last year and affected 500,000 customers who were browsing and booking tickets online. The ICO said that it found “a variety of information was compromised by poor security arrangements, including log in, payment card, and travel booking details as well name and address information.”

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How to Get Your Office Phone & Mobile To Connect Seamlessly

Your smartphone connects to your Amazon Echo, as well as your car. Headphones no longer need to be plugged into a phone to work, but rather simply Bluetooth enabled.  And now, your office phone and your mobile phone can work as one - seamlessly syncing contacts and transferring calls between one another with the push of a button.

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Your Quick Guide to Telecoms Industry Terms

At VTSL, we pride ourselves on speaking to you in plain English, without heavy technical jargon that often confuses even the most tech-savvy individuals. Whether you are a trained IT expert, or an office manager with little telecoms knowledge, we want you to know what you are getting and feel like we speak the same language you do.  

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Research Shows Disadvantages to Open Plan Office

Today around 70% of offices have an open floor plan. But are they really all they are cracked up to be?

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When is 5G coming to a Smartphone Near You?

Super-fast mobile streaming could be just around the corner. Network providers around the world are already testing 5G networks, with the first 5G-ready smartphones expected to be released early next year.

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£67 Million in Government Funding for Free Gigabit Fibre Installation

The Department of Digital, Media, Culture & Sport recently announced their £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme to help businesses install fibre broadband connections. Businesses can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. This includes hardware and construction charges.  

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