Telecom advisor celebrates 5G tourism commission

Telecoms expert and smart city advisor Intelligens Consulting is celebrating a commission on 5G and tourism. The commission is to support an established client (a UK local authority) to support its ambitions to stimulate and accelerate the rollout of 5G…

IoT standard for non-cellular 5G recognised by the International Telecommunication Union

ETSI DECT-2020 NR, a non-cellular 5G technology standard, has been recognised by the WP5D of the International Telecommunication Union’s Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) and included as part of the 5G standards in IMT-2020 technology recommendation. Said Dr Günter Kleindl, chair of…

The 19th century called, it wants its phone system back

Recent Ofcom data found that if business landline numbers continue to drop at their current rate, they will be all but extinct within just six years. But would this be a bad thing? The landline has enabled connectivity from 1876,…

Keeping supply chains connected

Just a year ago, finding a packet of toilet paper on your local supermarket’s shelves was like striking gold. The past year has taught us the value of a steady supply chain, and just how quickly an unexpected event can…

What is the BT Openreach PSTN and ISDN switch off and why do businesses need to prepare?

The BT Openreach PSTN [Public Switch Telephone Network] and ISDN [Integrated Services Digital Network] switch off will be one of the biggest changes in the telecoms industry for over thirty years. It will see BT permanently switch off its ageing…

How muxponders optimise your network infrastructure

The amount of data generated in our digitalised world is growing at unimaginable rates. In fact, data storage company, Seagate estimated that around 175 zettabytes of data will be created by 2025. This figure is the result of technological development,…

FTTP and SOGEA: what businesses need to know

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) switch off is scheduled for 2025, and will mark the end of the copper-based telephone network. In the lead up to the switch off, businesses must transition away from PSTN-based products to newer services…

Adding value with the right telemetry partner

Running a successful business in the 21st century means integrating technology within all aspects of operations. One of the most valuable benefits is that data can be analysed and interpreted to improve operational efficiency – and the most effective was…

A digital-first mindset is the key to customer retention for telcos

A survey conducted by Accenture revealed that 77% of telcoms customers are willing to retract their loyalty towards a specific network operator. Lock-in contracts are no longer sufficient to retain a customer base long term. To keep customers satisfied, telecoms…

Mining company awards Speedcast with multi-year connectivity contract for headquarters

Speedcast, communications and IT services provider, has announced that the company has been selected by Mining Company Katanga for a three-year contract to deliver satellite connectivity services to its headquarters and a major mine complex in the Democratic Republic of…