How to check your internet speed

There are many reasons you might want to check your internet speed. One of those could be to see if you are getting the speeds your provider guarantees. Other reasons include diagnosing problems with your connection, or testing if you connection is enough to handle your day to day activities. Whatever your reason might be, […]

What is a Contended Line? 

When browsing for new broadband for your business you will likely come across the words ‘contended’ and ‘uncontended’, but what do these mean? Understanding these is important and is something your provider should explain to you. There is nothing worse than having misguided expectations leading to disappointment.  Contention and contention ratios are very often overlooked by […]

How to get the most out of your broadband speed 

You will almost never reach your maximum advertised broadband speed on a contended line. This is why providers usually offer guaranteed minimum speeds, which on Gigabit connections can reach 200Mbps and even more.   But what if you are not even getting your guaranteed speed? In some cases this might be the fault of the supplier […]

What is a 4G Backup and Why it’s Important 

A 4G Backup can help your business avoid downtimes when your main connection fails. You might wonder why it’s so important. According to Merchant Machine just 1 hour without the internet would cost the UK economy £68 million.  Have you ever taken the time to calculate how much it costs your business each year when […]

5 best business broadband options available in 2022 

Business Broadband options are rapidly changing in the UK. As new and better technologies are developed older ones are often being phased out. Knowing your options well is important in making an informed decision about which is best for your business.   Although all serve the purpose of connecting you to the internet, the technology used […]

What is the PSTN and why is it important?

The PSTN system has been used since the 1800s. In recent years however the use of PSTN technology has been on the decline and is being gradually phased out. In 2017 Openreach announced it will be shutting down the PSTN system for good in December 2025. In 2022 many businesses are still unaware of this. […]

8 Benefits of using Managed IT Services

What are managed IT services? Managed IT services are any technical operations you outsource to a Managed Service Provider (MSP). MSPs provide various solutions, including Connectivity, Hosting, Phone Systems or Security. They are responsible for managing, maintaining those services and providing support. Benefits of using Managed IT Services: ExpertiseFor most Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) […]

Meetings Online: New Teams features will improve experience

Microsoft shared a number of updates in a January ‘What’s New in Teams’ blog. We think you will welcome many of the features coming to Teams. Those working from home or shared offices are likely familiar with some of the challenges that come with video meetings. Read on to find out what are some of […]

The PSTN Network is no longer viable: Here’s Why

The PSTN Network is reaching the end of its life, but why? In this article we will explain what PSTN means and why it is closing. We’ll also suggest few ways you can start preparing. PSTN meaning and origins The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) provides the necessary infrastructure and services for public communication. It […]

Voice over IP (VoIP) features you’ll certainly find helpful

One of the main benefits of a Voice over IP (VoIP) system is flexibility. A wide variety of features make it suitable for almost all working environments. Do you or your employees work remotely? VoIP provides a flexible and reliable way to stay connected that traditional phone systems don’t. Stay connected wherever you are With […]