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The way you hire from the EU is changing

The transition period is ending on 31 December and there will be no extension. The current rules for hiring workers from the EU will change. Time is running out and I urge you to act now to prepare for our new relationship with the EU. You can find out what other actions you may need to take by visiting gov.uk/transition and using the checker tool. From 1 January 2021, the UK will introduce a po...
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Huawei to be removed from UK 5G networks by 2027

The decision follows a technical review by the National Cyber Security Centre in response to US sanctions. Buying new Huawei 5G equipment banned after 31 December 2020 All Huawei equipment to be removed from 5G networks by end of 2027 The existing ban on Huawei from most sensitive ‘core’ parts of 5G network remains Digital Secretary Oliver Dowden said in a statement to the House of C...
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URGENT change of access number for the OpenTAP gateway

Published: July 18th, 2020 It is with much regret, the supplier of our premium access number 09117329997 has made a decision that they no longer want to provide premium 09 services and after much discussion with them, they seem disinterested in the critical importance of the OpenTAP service or helping us by keeping the line active. It has only been 2 years since Ofcom changed the regulations...
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Using your 084 and 087 UK numbers with a VOIP phone

Did you know that even if your country or destination is not available on the 084 and 087 UK numbers free divert plan, that you can still have free forwarding to VOIP phones?!? Yes, free forwarding to VOIP phones anywhere in the world. All you need is a mobile data or WiFi connection to be able to receive incoming calls to VOIP free of charge with your DIDcomms 084 and 087 UK numbers. Order you...
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Business advice: ‘Can I work for someone else when I’m on furlough?’

Plus, what to do if you became self-employed on Feb 1, 2020, and have not been eligible to make a return as yet. Q: I've been furloughed by my company, but I'm going to be out of pocket. Can I get work with another company while furloughed? A: Businesses use furlough as an alternative to laying off staff, writes Jessica Beard. It is a way of keeping employees on the payroll while not paying ...
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5G is being rolled out in Australia. Is the radiation safe?

By the end of this year, a new super-fast mobile network will be operating in all major capital cities and regional areas in Australia. 5G represents the fifth generation of mobile network technology, and it promises to be as much of a leap forward as 4G mobile broadband was back in 2011. As the rollout proceeds, however, it's become a focal point for longstanding concerns about the health eff...
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DIDcomms’s response to COVID-19

To all our customers, Over the last week or so, our team has been talking a lot about how we can support DIDcomms customers as people's behaviour changes and needs change in response to COVID-19 Coronavirus. As a VoIP telephone network that supplies internet-based telephony services, we have the ability to continue to operate as normal, and our team will remain available for anyone who needs sup...
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How 5G works and is it really safe!

Is 5G safe? Many people have questions about 5G. What is 5G? Is 5G safe? Will 5G make it easier for me to get hacked? In this article, we’ll answer common questions about 5G technology based on the best available current information. What is 5G? 5G is a type of wireless technology. 5G includes a number of next-generation cellphone and cellular data transfer technologies. 3G was really the 1st g...
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Let’s dispel the myths around the ISDN and PSTN phase-out!

Hard selling in the telecoms industry is rampant at the moment and a lot of this appears to be being driven by BT and BT Local Business themselves. Customers have received communications from BT telling them that ISDN and traditional analogue lines are imminently going to be switched off, they even compare this to the analogue and digital (IP)TV changeover. So what is the truth behind this? Ope...
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Digitization of the UK telecoms infrastructure

The UK telecoms infrastructure is being upgraded to an ALL IP service and communication providers such as BT, Virgin Media, and others are starting the transition process. The analog service (PSTN) is expected to be switched off by 2025. Although this is correct, the fact is that BT and other fixed line providers, still have not come up with a working plan to convert home and business phone sys...
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