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UK parliament suspended amid Brexit chaos. Bedtime browsing? It’s a thing, and more top news

UK parliament has been suspended until 14 October after prime minister Boris Johnson was once again denied a pre-Brexit election. Johnson told a raucous parliament, that he was committed to taking the UK out of the EU at the end of October. MPs will return for a Queen’s Speech in mid-October. Commons Speaker and MP John Bercow announced that he will stand down at the next election or on 31 October...
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£1bn cash pot for 50 high streets, Bank of mum and dad is going bust helping homebuyers, and more top news

Fifty towns in England will be given a share of £1bn to tackle the high street crisis that has left one in 10 shops in UK town centres lying empty. The Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) declared an additional £325m in funding to the £675m High Street Fund announced by then chancellor Philip Hammond last year. The money could be used by towns — including Blackpool. Scar...
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Important changes to your 084 and 087 numbers

The communications regulator OFCOM are making changes to the way consumers are charged for calling 084 and 087 numbers. These changes have been introduced to make the call charges more transparent and easier to understand. Therefore this is great news for your business and more importantly your customers, who will feel more comfortable calling your 084 or 087 number. All FranzCom cust...
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DOD Considering Abandoning AS-SIP

With the ratification of SIPConnect 2.0, the Department of Defense (DoD) is seriously considering adopting commercial SIP for Voice & Video over IP trunking for unclassified networks. The current Unified Capabilities Requirements (UCR) technical specification requires vendors to adopt a DoD unique version of SIP known as Assured Service SIP, or AS-SIP, which was developed in 2010 to establish ...
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The History of VoIP (Full Version)

The History of VoIP Voice over Internet Protocol, abbreviated VoIP, is a fairly recent technology. It goes by many names, including Voice Over Broadband (VoBB), Internet Telephony, IP Telephony, and broadband phone.The advent of the Internet brought with it an abundance of innovation regarding communication. Of course, there was email in the beginning, but then people started wondering whether th...
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What are Ofcom’s rules on outbound calling times?

A question we often get asked is what Ofcom considers acceptable outbound calling times for call centres? As this is one of the common complaints people make regarding call centres, you’d have thought that this would be clearly defined and easy to establish. Perhaps surprisingly, it’s not. As this matter logically falls into the remit of the use (or misuse) of a public communications network, y...
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How to Use a VPN with VOIP

Fix VOIP audio and connectivity issues with a VPN Unblock Skype, Viber, and Google Hangouts Secure your video and voice chats with 256-bit encryption Save money on international calls Get instant access to more sites and services from anywhere in the world Get ExpressVPN  Why use a VPN for VoIP? Freedom Some countries in the Middle East and Asia block VoIP services like Skype...
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Which VoIP/SIP Codec Should You Use?

How To Describe the Quality of a SIP Trunking Call “So clear, you can hear a pin drop!” Are you old enough to remember the very successful tag line for Sprint Communications' long distance service back in the ancient 1990’s? “Can you hear me now?” Or...Did you grow up remembering the equally (if not more) successful phrase that Verizon Wireless made part of our cultural reality in the new mi...
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