NEWS & BLOG

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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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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