11th June 2018

JUNE’S UK TELECOMS AND ENERGY NEWS

The unstoppable rise of VoIP telephony, big providers failing SMEs and how Google is helping business generate renewable energy

New EU telecoms code angers industry giants

The European Parliament has introduced new legislation demanding all schools, transport hubs and public service providers as well as digitally intensive businesses have access to internet connections with download/upload speeds of 1 Gigabit of data per second.

The new European Electronic Communications Code aims to support the development of new electronic communication networks, to be implemented by 2025. But – as The Financial Times reports – with details of how the changes will be funded still not clear, many larger providers have criticised the plans.

VoIP for business

TalkTalk and Vodafone failing business users

TalkTalk and Vodafone have been named as the worst broadband providers in the UK, claims a recent article in The Guardian. Quoting a recent Ofcom survey, which analysed factors including customer satisfaction, complaint management and call-waiting times, less than 4 in 10 customers said they were satisfied with the service they receive.

With connected broadband and mobile services now essential for many business users, one expert, quoted in the article, warns that customer loyalty among business broadband users is both expensive and inefficient. They urged companies to shop around for the best value packages for phone, broadband and mobile.

Here at Tribe we are committed to delivering the best possible service on broadband, mobile and telephony. But don’t take our word for it – check out what some of the businesses we’re already working with have to say about our work here.

Cheaper calls, greater mobility and lots of new features. Why the future of IP telephony is looking good

The rapid evolution of IP telephony is being driven by SMEs and looks set to enjoy buoyant growth over the next five years. Early results from the 2018 Global IP Telephony Market Research Report predict increases of more than 10% over the next 5 years, with the UK leading European nations as early adopters of VoIP technology for business.

The many advantages of IP over traditional telephony are behind the shift. The ability to simultaneously talk, send files, share screens and email all from a single interface are fast becoming the global standard in business communications.

Here at Tribe we’re on a mission to make business telecoms cheaper, easier and better. The world is changing fast and we believe it’s important to keep driving innovation and deliver the right telecoms solutions at the right time and price.

For an informal chat about the changing face of business telecoms and how we can help you meet the shifting demands of your customers, give us a call on 0345 314 4444.

Is it time to move your business telecoms to the cloud?

Every business today needs a reliable phone system to operate smoothly. SMEs in particular tend to have people out in the field, or working remotely, making a web-based phones system really well suited to their needs.

What should you look for in a VoIP service?

Mobile news site androidheadlines.com recently published an excellent guide on the must-have features small and medium sized enterprises should consider when selecting an internet telephony provider.

Flexibility, dedicated support and a good connection are obvious enough. But the article also includes more subtle asks you may not know about as a first time buyer, such as; scalability, paying only for what you use and just how much hardware you’ll need to get started.

Why are so many companies switching to IP telephony services? Find out here.

Google to help make solar more efficient as UK hits new generation record

Google has teamed up with energy supplier Eon to launch Project Sunroof, a new initiative that uses Google’s Earth and Maps data – including geographical location, roof area, angles and local weather patterns – for more efficient solar panel installation.

Speaking to the BBC, the head of the UK’s Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit, hailed the move as a game changer for home and business owners, taking out a large chunk of the ‘guesswork’ involved in solar panel installation. The announcement came in the same week National Grid bosses announced the UK hit new records for solar generated energy.

green energy for business

Business green energy use close to power demand of France

Industry blog Energy Live News reports private sector companies purchased green energy roughly equivalent to the overall power demand of France last year. Countries in Europe and North America lead the way in corporate sustainable sourcing, with many companies believing the price stability and security of renewables makes a strong case for continued support.

At Tribe we believe green energy makes sense for every business. And we want to take it mainstream.
Let us show you how sustainables can provide the cost efficient future for your business.

Launch your free energy audit here

Post By Emma Lester-Devitt