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How PSTN and ISDN switch off will impact your business

How PSTN and ISDN switch off will impact your business. As we all know, in 2015 BT announced that they will be switching off the PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025. With this, BT will no longer accept any new orders or amendments to services applicable to any ISDN products from 2020. Once the switch-off has taken place, customers will be migrated to the IPEX (IP Exchange) core network using SIP (S...
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EE and Virgin Media fined for overcharging customers

EE and Virgin Media have been fined a total of £13.3 million for overcharging almost 500,000 mobile and broadband customers who wanted to leave their contracts early. An investigation by Ofcom found that around 400,000 EE customers ended up overpaying up to £4.3 million, while almost 82,000 Virgin Media customers were overcharged just under £2.8 million. The regulat...
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BT to be fined £42m for breaching contracts with telecoms providers

BT will be fined £42m for a serious breach of Ofcom’s rules, after the company reduced compensation payments to other telecoms providers for late installations. Ofcom investigation finds BT cut its compensation payments for delays in connecting high-speed business lines These important networks underpin the UK’s communications infrastructure BT has admitted failings, and agreed to compe...
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OpenTAP access number changes

Due to the new Ofcom regulation changes effective immediately you are required to change the access number for OpenTAP Due to legislation and regulation changes Ofcom has decided that as of October 2019 all 070 Personal Numbers will be re-rated to the cost of a mobile call. Therefore we can no longer support OpenTAP on the current access numbers 07045607101 or 07011106620. You must therefore chan...
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20 Free SIP/VoIP Softphones

QuteCom Previously known as WengoPhone, Qutecom is a free, SIP compatible VoIP softphone initially developed by Wengo. QuteCom supports a range of VoIP codecs including G.729, G.711, iLBC, G.722 (wideband) and Speex. H.263 for video is also supported. XLite from Counterpath A very popular, free SIP softphone supporting a range of codecs and also offering great support for desktop business video...
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SMS over PSTN Phone Lines (Endorsed by Texecom Ltd)

        Vodafone the last man standing? SMS over PSTN phone lines has been used in varying industries for many years, and was often sold as an additional service by alarm companies, allowing the user to be notified of alarm conditions, and open/close events. For many years there were two main players operating the service in the UK, O2 and Vodafone. In 2012 th...
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Problems with TAP SMS over PSTN

Problem: Having only just realized that the O2 sms gateway is not reliable [when I first realised I should have had alerts, I thought my SD2 dialler had died], I have contacted O2 who are looking into the service, and they maintain that it should be running at the time of writing [November 2011] but advise me that it will cease operation around April 2012. I have discovered a long list of TAP ...
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Reliable TAP to SMS text messaging over PSTN by FranzCom

We would like to introduce our TAP gateway product called OpenTAP. TAP to SMS and email messaging for the modern day business and individual use. Since the decline in TAP access via O2 and Vodafone and other network providers who look at their TAP messaging service as something unimportant and inferior to their other products and services, thus also bringing with that the withdrawal of the servic...
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IBM Talking to Research in Motion Over BlackBery Servers Sale

(10th Aug 2012) Research in Motion is said to have received an approach from IT services giant, IBM to sell its BlackBerry enterprise-services division. Citing two people familiar with the talks, Bloomberg News said that the approach is for the division, which operates a network of secure servers used to support the BlackBerry emailing and messaging platforms. It is presumed that IBM would b...
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