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In response to reports detailing serious device failures during the transition from analogue to digital telephony, the UK’s Technology Secretary, Michelle Donellan, convened a meeting with telecom companies and regulator Ofcom. Following the discussions, phone providers, previously urged to pause any forceful transitions, have committed to a charter aimed at protecting vulnerable households, particularly those relying on personal alarms or telecare for remote support.

BT pushes forward with their ambitious plan to replace ageing Public Switched Telephone Network with IP-powered Digital Voice service, predicting a full national transition by 2025. This phased rollout highlights an industry-wide shift toward modern, energy-efficient, and highly reliable communication solutions. However, with earlier power outages prompting questions around adequate support during emergencies, the telecoms giant is treading carefully. As we brace for a digital era, join us at Connected North 2024 to delve deeper into what this change signifies for UK consumers.

Navigating workplace communications is challenging for business owners. Choosing between PSTN and VoIP is complex. PSTN offers reliability and call quality, while VoIP provides flexibility and scalability. VoIP integrates with tools and supports remote work. PSTN is secure and compliant, but VoIP can be secured with measures. PSTN excels in emergency services, but VoIP is improving.

Sinch, a cloud communications provider, has announced a partnership with Synoptek, a business and digital transformation advisory company, to offer professional and managed services for Microsoft Teams Phone System. The services will be integrated with Operator Connect or Direct Routing. The alliance was formed in response to the rising demand from business clients for expert services to supplement their personnel for managing the deployment, installation, and maintenance of the Microsoft Teams Phone System as well as connecting to the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN). Sinch is a Microsoft Operator Connect partner that assists organizations in integrating voice services into Teams via Operator Connect, allowing them to make calls to anyone, anywhere, over the PSTN. Professional and managed services help businesses complete this digital transition more quickly and efficiently. Sinch offers a carrier-grade voice network and is the largest Tier 1 network in the United States, providing reliable service to companies…

Peerless Network, a global communications provider, has announced the availability of its SIP Trunking services on Genesys’ AppFoundry marketplace. The AppFoundry marketplace serves as a helpful solution-centric marketplace for all Genesys platforms in one place by providing a variety of integrations and apps that help deliver excellent customer experiences. According to Jim Brewer, EVP of Products and Technology at Peerless Network, the collaboration with Genesys will provide companies with the freedom to select the carrier of their choosing. Peerless Network’s SIP Trunking service will be integrated with Genesys Cloud CX. This will provide clients with direct access to the company’s IP-based network. Customers in the United States will be able to increase communications effectiveness, broaden their reach internationally, and save money on international calls. “This combination also gives U.S.-based customers the opportunity to make their communications more efficient, expand their global calling footprint, and save on international calling,”…

DIDWW, a global telecoms provider offering premium quality, two-way VoIP and SMS communications, has further extended its product portfolio to offer businesses a seamless transition to VoIP with their PSTN replacement solution.    The DIDWW local termination service, which acts as one of the key components in replacing traditional telephony, has been expanded to cover 41 countries. This service has also been the main driving force which has allowed DIDWW to build its two-way SIP trunking solution to meet the stringent demands of telcos and businesses of all sizes. Additionally, DIDWW local termination offers virtually unlimited call capacity, flexible SIP trunk settings, truly local dialing and premium voice quality.   As the need for emergency calling capabilities for IP-based solutions has increased significantly, the DIDWW Emergency Dialing service has also been further expanded and is now available in 27 countries. By maintaining the highest standards of regulatory compliance, DIDWW ensures…

Choosing the best SIP trunking service to meet your company objectives may be a challenging task. If you have spent any time researching telecommunications services, you will know that this sector is complex, tough to navigate and offers a myriad of solutions to choose from. SIP trunking services vary in terms of the types, quality and scope of services provided, as well as in terms of pricing and customer service. Selecting a solution can be difficult, but if you focus on what matters most, such as ser

ORENcloud is a cloud communications company, with a mission to revolutionize communication solutions by assisting businesses gear towards digitization in adopting cloud communications to achieve agility, resilience and modernization. Organizations may benefit from ORENcloud’s hosted unified communications for a variety of reasons, including mobility, accessibility, flexibility, management and affordability. Hosted IPPBX, Contact Center, Ticketing, Helpdesk solution, Microsoft Teams PSTN Integrations, Unified Chat and Chatbots, as well as SIP trunking services are among the telecom’s solutions that help boost corporate efficiency and promote customer-business interactions over multiple channels. The VaaS (Voice-as-a-Service) and CCaaS (Call Center-as-a-Service) solution, enables consumers to acquire a complete set of enterprise-grade communications solutions in a single, easy-to-use package. ORENcloud SIP trunking offers high-quality, multi-codec and multi-connection services, with terminations handled by Tier-1 Local Malaysian as well as international telecoms with virtually unlimited channels. ORENcloud collaborates with these international partners to offer a variety of global…

AudioCodes, a provider of sophisticated communications software, products and productivity solutions for the virtual environment, has launched AudioCodes Live Express, a new SaaS solution that allows partners to onboard and maintain their corporate clients’ Microsoft Teams connectivity to the PSTN.   Aimed at unified communications, contact centers and hosted business services, AudioCodes enables organizations and service providers to develop and run any IP-based voice network. AudioCodes provides a wide range of quality technologies, solutions and services to large multinational corporations and premier tier-1 operators all around the globe.   Direct Routing capabilities and a suite of management automation tools are included in Live Express to streamline everyday operating cases that associates and their clients are likely to face. This new, revolutionary solution helps partners to improve customer onboarding by providing a convenient user portal and extensive automation features, as well as seamless interconnection between customer SIP trunks and Microsoft Teams,…

It has been announced that Evolve IP has increased the worldwide coverage for its Evolved Office UC and Teams Enterprise Voice products. Their program allows the company’s clients to acquire and port local numbers, as well as to have access to international and domestic telephony in 10 more countries.   China, Japan and the Philippines in the Asia Pacific area, as well as Brazil, Mexico and Ecuador in Latin America, are some of the centerpieces of this recent development. Up to this point, Evolve IP has replaced PSTN services in over 40 countries and has inbound/toll-free calling capabilities across more than 50 nations.   Business SMS, Recording & Analytics, Contact Center, Multi-level Auto Attendants, Advanced Hunt Groups, Overhead Paging, Receptionist Clients are just a few of the capabilities that Evolve IP’s communication solutions provide to Microsoft Teams and Cisco Webex Collaboration.   Scott Kinka, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at…