NEWS & BLOG

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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Don’t Rush to Get Rid of Your Desktop Handsets Just Yet

Headsets are playing an increasingly important role in the UC market. Once a desk phone-attached add-on whose main job was to prevent cramped necks, headsets are no longer just a convenience for office workers. Instead, they have become a necessity in UC solutions that can deliver high-quality voice across congested networks but not across the typically inadequate speakers and microphones built into detops, laptops, and mobiles.

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VTSL Announced as Finalists for 2 Prestigious ITSPA Industry Awards

The Internet Telephony Service Providers Association (ITSPA) recently announced VTSL as finalists for two categories in the 2018 ITSPA Awards. ITSPA is the UK’s leading association for the VoIP and Unified Communications industry.

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Are you Taking Credit Card Details the Legal Way? 

Businesses that take card payments over the phone are required to adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security standard (PCI DSS) compliance regulations. Businesses that don’t may be liable for non-compliance fines, and may be forced to stop accepting payments by card.

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The Law Regarding Flexible Working in the UK – What You Should Know

Did you know all employees have the legal right to request flexible working? So long as the employee has worked for at least 6 months, they are eligible to apply.

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What Does 2018 Hold For Telecoms In the UK?

Some may not think of the telecoms industry as interesting — particularly if it conjures up images of men in hard hats working on phones lines.  But the telecoms industry is vast, from the large telecoms companies that connect nearly all UK homes, to the modern service providers offering VoIP business phone systems, to the ever-expanding mobile networks that keep you online wherever you may be.

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Why Does On Hold Music Usually Sound Terrible?

No matter which kind of company you call — big or small — their on-hold music usually sounds like it has been recorded in a tin can. You would think that with modern technology being able to clone sheep and fly humans around faster than the speed of sound, that a creating a business phone system with clear and crisp on-hold music would be easy.  But as it turns out, it isn’t so straightforward.

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High Speed Broadband to Reach Millions as BT Faces New Competition

Just when you thought the UK countryside may never get decent internet connectivity, Vodafone signs a partnership deal with Cityfibre to build high-speed broadband networks to as many as 5 million UK homes, in a move that will create a powerful new rival to BT Openreach.

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