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openreach uk phone exchange engineer 2021

19th January, 2023 (34 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today announced the addition of a further 51 UK exchanges under ‘Tranche 11‘ of their project to move away from copper-based analogue phone (PSTN / WLR etc.) services and on to a new all-IP network, which can also occur once over 75% of premises in each area are able to get FTTP broadband.

Home Phone and UK Broadband VoIP Services

30th December, 2022 (70 Comments)

A growing number of UK consumers are planning to move their home phone service away from their fixed line broadband provider and on to a dedicated Voice-over-IP (VoIP) provider, which may save money and give you one less thing to worry about when switching ISP. We take a quick look at the options and challenges involved.

bt_digital_voice_alexa_handset

21st December, 2022 (57 Comments)

Broadband provider BT has issued an update on the national UK rollout of their new Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) based Digital Voice product, which was “paused” in May 2022 (here) following complaints about service outages during power cuts etc. But the ISP now says this is “likely” to restart during the “spring of 2023“.

Openreach-2022-Engineer-Testing-FTTP-Lines

13th October, 2022 (39 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today released the ‘Tranche 10’ batch of 32 UK exchange areas where they plan to move away from copper-based analogue phone (PSTN / WLR etc.) services and on to a new all-IP network, which will also occur once over 75% of premises in each area can get “ultrafast broadband” (FTTP and G.fast at 300Mbps+).

Comms-Council-UK-Logo

28th September, 2022 (1 Comment)

The Comms Council UK, which is the body responsible for representing the United Kingdom’s Unified Communications (UC) and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone industry, has today revealed the winners of their 14th annual 2022 awards event.

ZYBRE-Cloud-Gaming-UK-Broadband-ISP

1st September, 2022 (12 Comments)

Cloud gaming ISP ZYBRE has today launched somewhat of a unique (or niche) new broadband and phone tariff to “help manage the cost of household bills“, which charges from just £5.99 per week for a download speed of up to 40Mbps on a “52-week contract” (12-month minimum term). There’s also a 0.5Mbps package coming.

Fibre-Optic-Openreach-Network-Cables-UK

21st July, 2022 (22 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has published the Tranche 9 batch of 65 new UK exchange areas where they plan to move away from copper-based analogue phone (PSTN / WLR etc.) services and on to a new all-IP network, which will also occur once over 75% of premises in an area can get their “ultrafast broadband” (FTTP and G.fast at 300Mbps+).

Comms-Council-UK-Logo

11th July, 2022 (0 Comments)

The Comms Council UK, which represents the United Kingdom’s Unified Communications and Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) phone industry, has today published their 2022 shortlist of finalists for the organisation’s annual Awards event.

Home phone UK handset in red

11th July, 2022 (18 Comments)

Ofcom has today opened a new monitoring programme, which will pay special attention to checking whether internet phone providers, such as those offered by dedicated Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and broadband providers (ISP), are ensuring the availability of access to emergency services (999) during power cuts.

mobile smartphone and uk sim card sizes

24th May, 2022 (8 Comments)

Mobile testing firm RootMetrics, which is owned by Ookla (here), has today published the results from their new research into UK mobile calling (voice) performance and trends, which claims that consumers are experiencing “outstanding mobile call performance that’s continued to improve over time“.

TalkTalk-Wi-Fi-Hub-2-Router-BETA

7th May, 2022 (36 Comments)

Budget home broadband ISP TalkTalk appears to be getting closer to launching their own take on a Digital Voice (VoIP) product to replace analogue phone services, which will come alongside a number of connectivity options. One of those will also include the introduction of a new ‘Wi-Fi Hub 2‘ router.

nte5c mastersock bt openreach

27th April, 2022 (11 Comments)

Openreach will next month launch the UK ISP pilot phase of their new Single Order Transitional Access Product (SOTAP), which forms part of the withdrawal process for the old analogue copper telephone network. This will make it possible to offer a standalone ADSL broadband line, with optional phone services via VoIP etc.

exchange fibre openreach

14th April, 2022 (16 Comments)

Openreach (BT) has today also released the Tranche 8 batch of 46 UK exchange areas where they plan to move away from copper-based analogue phone (PSTN / WLR etc.) services and on to a new all-IP network, which will occur once over 75% of premises in an area can get their “ultrafast broadband” (FTTP and G.fast at 300Mbps+).

bt_digital_voice_alexa_handset

29th March, 2022 (64 Comments)

Broadband ISP BT has paused the national UK rollout of their new Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) style Digital Voice product after complaints due to recent service outages. The service is designed to replace their old analogue phone service and is typically offered alongside broadband packages.

phone_voip_uk_internet_calling

12th March, 2022 (7 Comments)

The Office of the Telecoms Adjudicator recently revealed that a “major” UK ISP had become the first to adopt the new ‘Right to Port‘ requirement for fixed line phones, which introduces some useful extra flexibility for phone users who want to switch (port) their number between operators. But none of the big players will confirm it.

Home phone UK handset in red

11th March, 2022 (20 Comments)

Ofcom has today set out their final changes to the rules that govern the use of phone numbers in the UK, which has opted to retain the existing rules on geographic numbering and remove the obligation on telecoms providers and broadband ISPs to provide local dialling to customers.

mobile smartphone and uk sim card sizes

25th February, 2022 (17 Comments)

Mobile and broadband ISPs Vodafone UK, O2 and Virgin Media, TalkTalk, Three UK, BT (inc. Plusnet and EE), Ogi, Giffgaff and Sipgate have today responded, separately, to the absolutely horrific events being seen in Ukraine over the past few days by giving their customers free calls and roaming to the country.

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