As anticipated, O2 and Vodafone both launched their fourth generation mobile broadband networks in the UK today. While Vodafone has only rolled out to a handful of London postcodes, O2 has a wider London coverage and some sites in Leeds and Bradford. But what does 4G mean for businesses?
Every industry has loads of awards ceremonies, some more reputable than others. Getting awards is seen as a good endorsement for products and the company more widely. Winning takes focus and effort – but how much and what benefit is there for customers? Timico VoIP for iPhone recently won a business service innovation award based on its mobility benefits for businesses, but so what?
BT will be retiring their 20CN network later this year; this will include all SDSL services and all 20CN broadband services being retired by from UK exchanges where 21CN broadband exists by 31st March 2014.
In my previous blogs I’ve written a lot about VoIP and specifically the features and benefits of a hosted telephony system, but that is not the only option available. At Timico we can provide a number of different systems to suit our customers’ requirements, but in getting to the stage of being able to recommend a suitable solution, there are lots of factors to consider.
Until now, virtualisation has been seen by some as a threat to resellers focusing on installing IP telephony hardware appliances for enterprise customers. Now the leaders in unified communications and enterprise virtualisation are getting together in a move sure to accelerate the demise of the traditional IP-PBX. More…
Although it’s only on a few occasions, there is sometimes the need for me to be out of the office visiting suppliers and customers, or even to work from another office or from home. For some, this may pose the worry of missing important calls while they are away from their desk.
At Timico we use our own Hosted VoIP platform as the main telephony system so this isn’t that much problem for us as there are various ways that the system can handle remote working.
I often get asked "What is VoIP?", as the non-technical ones among us are often bombarded with industry abbreviations like this.
So to put it simply, VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) uses IP networks (essentially the same technology that the Internet is built on) to place and receive voice calls, as opposed to using traditional fixed telephone lines. Provided the data connection is good enough, analogue/ISDN lines can be replaced to allow voice calls to use the same connectivity as the data communications.
According to reports over the weekend, there may be an audacious attempt to combine Everything Everywhere (comprising mobile operators T-Mobile and Orange) with Virgin Media into a massive new telecoms company.