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The ISDN Cut-Off – why should you pay attention?

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The ISDN cut off is happening, and if you’re not already prepared, you need to start immediately. Copper services have been disconnected since November last year, thanks to the roll out of the NBN. Voice services have so far remained intact, but ISDN voice services using the old copper-based networks will also be disconnected starting […]

How UCaaS can help you cope with the ISDN switch off

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Voice networks around the world are transitioning from traditional analogue and ISDN lines to voice calls over the internet. In the UK, BT plans to start phasing out older systems as early as 2020, switching off all PSTN and ISDN phone lines by 2025 and migrating customers to internet-based Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) trunks. We […]

The internet will always be there for you. Or not.

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Digital transformation as we know it would be impossible without the internet. This global network of connected computers and devices enables us to access information, resources, and services, to transact business, to communicate and collaborate in real time from anywhere in the world, to entertain and educate ourselves, and more. Without the internet, everyone would […]

Les jours du smartphone sont comptés

Les jours du smartphone sont comptés. La saturation du marché, l’absence ces derniers temps d’innovation significative et la banalisation des produits (provoquant la baisse des prix et des marges) en sont les raisons. Même si IDC prévoit un retour à une , ces chiffres ne suffisent pas à convaincre les fabricants d’appareils et leurs actionnaires. […]

Communication service providers must transform support systems to realize 5G’s true potential

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Until now, each transition to the next generation of wireless networks, most recently 3G to 4G, has been incremental and relatively seamless. But the jump from 4G networks to 5G is expected to be monumental and fundamentally disruptive. 5G is more than just a faster, lower-latency version of 4G; it represents the first generation wireless […]

El futuro de los teléfonos inteligentes puede estar en nuestra mente

Los smartphones tienen sus días contados, en gran medida por la saturación del mercado, por la falta de avances tecnológicos significativos en los últimos años y por la necesidad de los fabricantes de evitar la mercantilización del producto, lo que hace bajar sus precios y destruye el margen. La consultora IDC ya lo adelantó el […]

Adapt or die: The only constant in technology is change

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Here’s a list of 10 companies. See if you can guess what they have in common. AOL Yahoo! Geocities MSN Netscape Excite Lycos Microsoft American Greetings Infoseek So how are these companies linked? They were the 10 most-visited web properties in 1998, according to Media Metrix. Now here’s another list of companies, this from Comscore […]

The future of smartphones may be in your mind

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The smartphone’s days are numbered, thanks in part to market saturation, lack of any significant technological breakthroughs in recent years, and the need of manufacturers to avoid commoditization, which forces down prices and destroys margins. Technology research firm IDC said in December that it expects worldwide smartphone shipments to decline by 3% in 2018, the […]

How automation can benefit telecoms

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The telecom industry has been in the middle of a transformation. In the decade ahead the telecoms will completely embed automation into the DNA of their operations. Automation in the telecom industry started decades ago and has evolved with every innovation along the way: from rotary pulse phones to tone-based; from manual switchboards to high-speed […]

The role of telcos in the future of edge computing

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When we talk about the rise of IoT, the vast number of connected devices is usually among the first things mentioned. But it’s not really about the number of devices, it’s the massive data volumes those billions of devices will generate. Think about it. A smart factory has tens of thousands of parts. Coordinating the […]