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BT to switch off ISDN network in 2025.

By Business Phone Systems, Business VoIP, Cloud Voice, Hosted Business Phone Systems, SIP Trunking, Voice Services
BT to switch off ISDN network in 2025. In 2015 BT announced their intention to switch off the ISDN network by 2025, but what is replacing it and why? ISDN lines, the stalwart of UK offices across the country for decades have been in decline for some time and hundreds of thousands of ISDN lines are currently being replaced with...
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Hosted Call Centre solution launched by Columbus UK.

By Business Phone Systems, Columbus UK, Hosted Call Centre, Inbound Call Handling Services, Inbound Call Solutions, Voice Services

Columbus UK launches Hosted Call Centre solution for UK small and medium-sized businesses. As an add-on to their highly popular Hosted Business Phone System called Horizon, Columbus UK has launched a very powerful and scalable hosted call centre solution for UK businesses. The service is called Horizon Call Centre and it is the latest edition to their growing Business Voice…

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Columbus UK launch new responsive web site for 2016

By Columbus UK

Columbus UK launch new responsive web site Columbus UK, a Glasgow based, business telecoms and technology solutions specialist has launched a brand new, responsive web site to support its business operations across the UK. The new web site has been designed and developed from the ground up using Columbus’ in-house development team. The site has been designed to help educate…

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Wireless Broadband Ofcom Checker App launched

By Broadband, Business Wi-Fi, Connectivity, Data Services, Remote Working, Wireless Connectivity

Wireless broadband not up to scratch? Use the new Ofcom Wi-Fi app to test it. Home workers and businesses can check whether their Wi-Fi is giving them the best service by using a simple, powerful app launched by Ofcom. The Ofcom Wi-Fi Checker runs on smartphones and tablets and allows consumers and businesses to test the quality of their wireless…

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Broadband Connections Voucher update

By Broadband, Connectivity, Data Services, Flexible Working, IT Services, Remote Working

Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey urges businesses to apply for £3,000 broadband grants before it’s too late. Columbus is a registered supplier of the scheme and any customer requiring a better broadband service should talk to us as they may benefit from the government funding. More than 40,000 small and medium businesses (SMEs) across the UK have now benefitted from…

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Don’t let the weather get the better of your business in 2015

By Disaster Recovery, Flexible Working, Hosted Business Phone Systems, Inbound Call Handling Services

Is Your Business Ready to cope with Extreme Weather Events? Whilst you could argue we haven’t had much of a summer this year, there is a chill in the air during the evenings which marks the beginning of Autumn in the UK. Whilst the traditional November storms are still a few months off it is worthwhile checking that your business…

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Hosted Business Phone Systems overtake traditional counterparts

By Business Phone Systems, Business VoIP, Cloud Voice, Hosted Business Phone Systems
Hosted Business Phone Systems overtake traditional counterparts The sale of hosted business phone systems has overtaken the sale of traditional systems at Columbus and these days, you cannot have failed to have noticed that most business applications and services for UK SMEs (Office 365, Dropbox and Salesforce for example) are delivered over a cloud infrastructure. The delivery model has accelerated...
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SIP Trunks on the rise for UK businesses

By SIP Trunking, Voice Services
SIP Trunks have well and truly arrived. SIP Trunks have become the leading next-generation communications solution for UK businesses and the market will continue to grow at a rapid rate, especially since BT announced that they intend to switch off their ISDN network in 2025. Whilst ISDN has been dependable to businesses over the last few decades, it is inflexible...
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