The truth about SIP trunking

If you have ever wanted someone to explain what SIP trunking is and how it works, but been too afraid to ask, you’re not the only one.  If you’ve ever been in a meeting where the term SIP trunking is being used, and you are sitting there thinking that you are the only person in… Read more »

The beginning of the end for analogue lines

How accelerating VoIP usage is forcing the pace of change and engulfing old analogue lines Businesses that rent landlines off BT and still make analogue calls on those lines, may have noticed that their prices have gone up recently. This should have come as no surprise – BT will have informed you of the changes… Read more »

Breakthrough pricing on BTnet leased line services is a big opportunity

  BTnet Express leased line services are now available to end-user customers with speeds of up to 30Mbps of uncontended bandwidth for as little as £225 per month. You may have already seen our communication on this offer and we can’t emphasise strongly enough how good an opportunity we think this is for our partners…. Read more »

There’s a hole in my bucket!

But it’s a great way to show how much of a difference gigabit broadband makes Sometimes a picture or a video can communicate much more than words and this 55-second Youtube post (see, is a great example. It basically uses a couple of plastic buckets, one of which has a hole in the bottom,… Read more »

Ofcom adds fuel to the ultrafast competitive fire

Immediately after Ofcom announced that Openreach was to become a legally separate company within BT Group, with its own board and branding, the media was filled with vitriol from outraged competitors who claimed it wasn’t enough, and that Openreach needed to be full independent. This was always going to happen – whatever Ofcom said. In… Read more »

Could you be benefiting from BT’s continuing broadband boom?

You may have seen that BT recently announced revenue of £4.38bn for the quarter ending 30 September 2015, beating the City’s expectations. This was a 2% increase in the previous quarter, which does not sound much in percentage terms, but amounts to around £44m, which is not to be sneezed-at. BT said that the increase… Read more »

Romford named capital of business start-ups

We always knew it and not it’s been confirmed; Romford is the start-up capital of Britain (see Evening Standard article). Figures from business data firm Experian showed 6,188 new businesses setting up in Cloud Telephone’s home town last year – that’s a ‘start-up rate’ of 22%, which is the highest in the UK. Romford may… Read more »

Why BT and EE merger is good news

The news that the Competition and Markets Authority has provisionally cleared the £12.5bn merger between BT and EE (see report here and various others) should be positive news for businesses and consumers in the UK. The deal is being allowed to go ahead as it is not expected to result in a substantial lessening of competition. In… Read more »

Hunger for data drives 4G

EE said recently that it had added 1.7 million 4G accounts in the three months to 30 September (see story here>, which means it now has 12.6 million 4G customers – that’s just over half of all its 31.3 million customers. The increasing need to have access to data when on move is making 4G… Read more »

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