5G: What’s it all about?

It’s hard to imagine a world without digital connectivity. And it’s even harder to imagine a future that doesn’t hold more change than the fast paced change we’ve already witnessed since the introduction of the World Wide Web in 1990.

All these possibilities are happening because of fast-paced technological advancements.

And that’s not going to change…

ISDN Switch off: The 2020 count down

Whatever your plans for 2020, don’t ignore the ISDN switch off, which starts to phase out from 2020.

In 2015, BT announced that it would stop taking new ISDN orders with effect from 2020, so that it can work towards switching ISDN off completely. It expects to de-activate the full ISDN network by 2025.

They’re usually usually pretty good at working to schedule. So if you’re one of those businesses that is likely to be affected, read on to learn more about your post-ISDN choices.

The History of Telecommunications: Where it all began

We’ve all watched the odd western movie (or maybe two!) and can no doubt picture the familiar smoke signals that the Native Americans (Red Indians) sent to warn that the White Man (Cowboys) were approaching. Those smoke signals were used to transmit messages and to warn that danger, of some sort, was on the horizon.

So if you think communications is a relatively new invention that was brought about by digital transformation, then think again.

It dates back to over four hundred years when technology consisted of little else but man-made tools and a hunter-gather attitude…

The Telecom Industry’s Dirty Little Secret: Toll Fraud

Toll Fraud, also known as VoIP fraud, is when a hacker accesses your phone system to make fraudulent calls from your account, usually to international destinations. They do this by using the latest technology and software to identify insecure systems and find their weak spots. The stolen call traffic is usually sold through overseas calling cards or low cost call tariffs, and often used to fund organised crime and terrorism.

Unfortunately, many businesses only discover they have fallen victim to toll fraud after the intrusion has taken place and when the costly telephone bill comes through…