2018

What has happened in the telecoms world in 2018?

2018 has been an interesting year, with a number of big impact issues, none bigger than our first one. Here are our opinions on what has happened. GDPR This time last year, everyone was getting all in a tizz about just what they had to do. “GDPR consultants” were scaring the beejeebers out of everyone […]

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2018’s Seven Deadly Telecoms Sins

What has Changed in 5 Years? Way back in 2013 we published a series of blogs about the seven deadly sins of telecoms. A lot has changed in that time, so we thought it was about time for a refresh. Sloth – Take Time to Check the Contract Before you sign any telecoms contract check […]

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When I was a Lad…..

40 Years of Telecoms – Remembering When the UK was at the Forefront As someone who has nearly completed 40 years in the telecom industry, it seems appropriate to look back. Let’s see how the pace of change has increased and then ponder what changes are likely to happen in the future. No mobiles! Back […]

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What will a No-Deal Brexit mean?

No-deal Brexit: Good or Bad? As the possibility of a no-deal Brexit deal increases what would be the impact on our telecoms if it were to happen.   Is it another instance of doom and gloom or are there any upsides. These are our thoughts on the matter… Roaming In 2017 the EU abolished all the […]

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What does the future of UK broadband look like?

There are at last embryonic signs the Government has begun to wake up to the need to improve the countries broadband infrastructure. We should not be fooled by the claims that 95% of premises can access superfast broadband – that figure includes residential properties and drops to around 60% when only business premises are measured. […]

What does GDPR really mean for you?

Firstly GPDR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and comes into force on 25th May.  The recent stories about the use of Facebook data has brought into focus why these rules are being introduced.  The trouble is that for the smaller business they are, potentially, an admin nightmare. The key issues you need to understand […]

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What does 5G really mean to you and I?

5G Future Reality? Last month saw Ofcom auction of part of the radio spectrum for 5G technology.  Apart from raising almost £1.4Bn for the chancellor of the Exchequer you might be saying “so what”.  But 5G has the potential to transform our daily lives but only if the UK is at the forefront. So what […]

Six ways Mobile Operators sting Businesses

Whilst it’s good news that roaming charges in Europe have fallen dramatically, there is no need to feel sorry for the mobile industry as there are plenty of little tricks that ensure it remains highly profitable at your expense. There are six ways mobile operators still sting businesses: 1) Roaming away from Europe Many countries […]

What does the Future Hold for the Mobile Operators?

It is 44 years since the world’s first mobile phone call was made on April 3, 1973, when Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival telecommunications company and informed them he was speaking via a mobile phone. It was another 34 years before the first iPhone arrived and transformed the way we […]

Top tips for choosing the right telecoms package

As a small business, it may seem a lot easier and faster to choose a telecoms package based on price. As a business owner, you have hundreds of things to be getting on with and choosing a telecoms package is something which can be dealt with quickly. However, there is a lot more to consider […]

Are you prepared for MiFID II?

The implementation of MiFID II is approaching quickly, so it’s important that you know who is affected and how to make sure your business is compliant. The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) regulates firms who provide services linked to ‘financial instruments’. This includes IFAs, mortgage brokers, credit institutions, corporate finance companies, investment firms and […]

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Four ways to really annoy your customers

How Easy Is it For Your Customers to Contact You Different groups of people prefer different communication methods. Yet so many companies focus on the cost to them rather than convenience for the customer. They forget that making it difficult for a customer to contact you will probably mean they contact the competition instead. For those […]