BT has launched what it claims is the world’s first converged fixed and mobile telecoms service.
It has revealed a solution where a single handset can be used on both the GSM network and on Bluetooth networks in subscribers’ homes, replacing the two handsets (mobile and landline) that consumers currently use.
A group of telecoms providers have agreed to share information about suspected serious breaches over the use of premium rate phone numbers.
Equant has reacted strongly to an article in Communications News about BT extending its MPLS solution to include six classes of service. The article, which appeared in the June issue, said no other carriers offered more than three classes.
Telecoms managers have been dealt a favourable hand by Ofcom, after the regulator announced it is extending a price cap on mobile phone charges that it imposed last year. Ofcom will preserve the cap on so-called termination charges beyond its original expiry date of March 2006, for a further 12 months.
Companies are increasingly turning their backs on traditional VPNs to secure their remote workers, and are instead using the SSL encryption in the user’s web browser to encrypt the link to the corporate network.
Businesses are finding IP telephony equipment considerably cheaper to buy following considerable falls in the price of phones over the last few months.
One of the largest pan-European networks, the GEANT project which connects three million researchers and academics, is to be upgraded. GEANT2, which was launched in June, will allow users access to their own resources from wherever they are on the European network.
A firm of solicitors in London’s West End has cut nearly a quarter from its phone bills and improved the reliability of its voice communications by implementing a voice over IP solution.
BT has finally embraced hosted voice services, in a realisation of rising business demand for voice over IP.
The telco has long stalled on providing an IP alternative to its old Centrex business, while trying to preserve its revenue from the PSTN.
Three networking companies will fight out a battle in Court over the use of six key local area networking patents.
Enterasys, which makes routers and other LAN products, has issued a lawsuit against its competitors Foundry Networks and Extreme Networks.