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22nd July, 2021 (1 Comment)

The Comms Council UK (formerly ITSPA), which represents the United Kingdom’s Unified Communications and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone industry, has today published their shortlist of finalists for the organisation’s annual 2021 Awards event.

22nd June, 2021 (10 Comments)

Ofcom has today finalised their decision to force all UK broadband and phone providers – oddly including those that may not even deliver phone services – to offer a free (inc. zero-rated data usage), 24/7 video relay service for British Sign Language (BSL) users to contact the emergency services, via a dedicated mobile app and website.

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20th May, 2021 (3 Comments)

Wholesale communications provider SIMWOOD, which supplies UK businesses and broadband ISPs, has launched a new residential VoIP product that’s designed to help Alternative Network (AltNet) providers offer their customers an alternative to old analogue copper phone line services.

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14th May, 2021 (22 Comments)

A new survey of 400 UK-based SME businesses, which was conducted by ISP Spitfire during March 2021, has found that nearly half (46%) of firms have no idea that their existing analogue phone and ISDN services will be switched-off completely by December 2025.

6th May, 2021 (27 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today taken the next step towards upgrading from analogue to digital services via the issuing of a “stop sell” notification in the trial area of Mildenhall (Suffolk), which means that new customers will now only be able to take all-IP (digital / VoIP) based phone and broadband services (no more analogue phones etc.).

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29th April, 2021 (0 Comments)

The Internet Telephony Services Providers Association, which represents the United Kingdom’s telecoms and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone industry, has today announced that they’re rebranding as Comms Council UK to “reflect the changing services of its membership and to support its engagement with its stakeholders.”

28th April, 2021 (27 Comments)

Network access provider Openreach (BT) has today launched a new national “Call Waiting List” campaign, which aims to raise awareness among UK businesses of their plans to withdraw old copper-based analogue phone (PSTN / WLR etc.) services by December 2025 and replace them with digital (IP / VoIP) alternatives.

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23rd April, 2021 (29 Comments)

Ofcom has today launched a second consultation on the future use of UK telephone numbers, which among other things proposes to remove the obligation on phone operators to provide a “local dialling” facility (this requirement is less relevant on modern internet based networks) and to prohibit “cash for calls” schemes.

22nd April, 2021 (12 Comments)

A new Opinium survey of 2,001 UK adults, which was conducted in mid-March 2021 and commissioned by Uswitch, has revealed that 26% of people with a landline don’t even have a phone attached to it and 35% of respondents said they only have a landline because it’s needed for their broadband connection.

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30th March, 2021 (8 Comments)

The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, has today published a final statement on their latest Wholesale Voice Markets Review 2021–26 (WVMR), which among other things has set some new caps on call termination charges and deregulated other areas.

telephone uk red ringing broadband

25th March, 2021 (15 Comments)

As expected, Ofcom has today accepted last year’s proposal from BT, which saw the UK ISP voluntarily offer to continue the existing discount that they apply to consumers who take a landline-only phone service (i.e. cutting the monthly rental from £18.99 to £11.99 for lines without broadband attached).

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17th February, 2021 (8 Comments)

Telecoms carrier Voiceflex has launched a new product – SoGEA Voice, which is aimed at broadband ISPs that are looking to replace their old traditional landline phone services with a new IP based solution on Openreach’s Single Order Generic Ethernet Access (SoGEA) products.

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16th February, 2021 (13 Comments)

Ofcom has today opened a further consultation on their plan to force all communications providers – seemingly including broadband ISPs that may not even provide phone services – to offer a “free” 24/7 emergency video relay service in order to help users of British Sign Language (BSL) to talk with the emergency services.

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11th February, 2021 (20 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband may be pleased to learn that the provider is now deploying a new firmware (software) update for their latest SR203 and SR204 Sky Hub wireless routers, which the provider says should finally fix two of last year’s biggest bugs with VoIP timing and DHCP networking.

9th February, 2021 (22 Comments)

Customers of UK ISP BT, specifically those who take out their new VoIP style Digital Voice product (typically offered as a phone solution alongside broadband packages), will soon be able to access the operator’s new ‘Advanced Digital Home Phone‘ handset that comes with Alexa Built-in (Amazon’s smart voice assistant).

telephone uk red ringing broadband

3rd February, 2021 (17 Comments)

A new survey has warned that 24% of UK businesses (33% for SMEs) aren’t aware of the plan to withdraw traditional copper line phone services (PSTN – WLR, LLU SMPF etc.) by December 2025, which will see both homes and businesses being migrated over to a modern all-IP based network for broadband and voice connectivity.

12th January, 2021 (8 Comments)

London focused broadband ISP CommunityFibre, which is currently rolling out a 3Gbps Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP) network to a good chunk of the UK’s capital city, has today launched a new IP-based (VoIP) Home Phone service to optionally accompany their internet access packages.

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