Poll: Are you already promoting ISDN replacement services ahead of the 2025 withdrawal?

Posted on Jun 19 2018 | Comments Off on Poll: Are you already promoting ISDN replacement services ahead of the 2025 withdrawal?

As we discussed in our recent article ‘Time is ticking for ISDN – Are you ready?’ all ISDN (and PSTN) services will be completely withdrawn by 2025, generating a great opportunity for resellers to encourage their customers to seek alternative solutions in advance of this deadline. To help our partners get ahead of the competition we have launched a new ISDN replacement solution, which provides customers with a 500Mbps GPON connection and a choice of either 30 free SIP channels (if your customer wants to retain any existing PBX equipment) or 20 free hosted voice seats.

You can find out more here: ISDN Replacement

That’s why we’ve added a new poll – we’d like to know about your current activities around ISDN replacement opportunities. Are you already proactively discussing this with your customers? Are you already receiving enquiries? Or do you think it’s too soon? Let us know your thoughts and experiences by voting in our poll.


 

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5 signs you need Hosted Voice

Posted on May 30 2018 | Comments Off on 5 signs you need Hosted Voice

Now really is the perfect time to resell our all new Hosted Voice solutions and here’s 5 reasons why your customers will want them.

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GDPR: Are ‘legitimate interests’ a carte blanche to carry on regardless?

Posted on May 25 2018 | Comments Off on GDPR: Are ‘legitimate interests’ a carte blanche to carry on regardless?

As the new GDPR legislation rolls into action today, many marketeers are now looking to ‘legitimate interests’ to justify their comms activity – but whilst this clause offers the most flexibility to use people’s personal data for marketing purposes it cannot always be assumed it is an appropriate way to justify your communications.

The law states that legitimate interests can be ‘your own interests or the interests of third parties and can include commercial interests, individual interests or broader societal benefits’. However the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) says that if you choose to rely on legitimate interests, you take on extra responsibility for ensuring people’s rights and interests are fully considered and protected. The ICO also states that for direct marketing purposes, the right to object is absolute and you must stop with the communications if someone requests it.

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Where does the latest High Court judgement leave the IPA?

Posted on May 02 2018 | Comments Off on Where does the latest High Court judgement leave the IPA?

With the recent High Court ruling that a key pillar of the government’s Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) – often referred to as the ‘Snooper’s Charter’ – is unlawful and must be amended within six months, we ask what lies ahead now for this controversial piece of legislation?

The judgement says that Part 4 of the IPA, which outlines the need for ISPs to retain their customers communications data including email activity, phone use and Internet browsing history, was incompatible with EU law. This is something that regular readers of our blog will know we’ve been saying for some time!

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CSR – Why connecting with your community matters

Posted on Apr 26 2018 | Comments Off on CSR – Why connecting with your community matters
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Tim Roberts, HR Manager

A regular debate that stirs in many businesses is ‘just how valuable is Corporate Social Responsibility activity to our company?’

Entanet has a long and proud history of trying to make a positive difference in the community, because as a responsible employer we believe in giving something back to our locality and we know it’s something our staff feel passionately about getting involved with.

In 2017 alone Entanet raised over £7,000 for a variety of charities including Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Severn Hospice and SANDS. Events included a Christmas raffle, Christmas party donations, casual dress days and even braving Tough Mudder!

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Time is ticking for ISDN – Are you ready?

Posted on Apr 26 2018 | Comments Off on Time is ticking for ISDN – Are you ready?

Openreach recently began its consultation with ISPs on the planned withdrawal of all PSTN and ISDN services by 2025 as they attempt to move all telephone systems to newer, more flexible VoIP solutions. However, that doesn’t mean that Openreach is withdrawing all copper phone lines, they’re still very much needed for the provision of copper based and FTTC broadband services (amongst other things) but it does mean that business customers currently using ISDN and PSTN phone systems will need to upgrade to an alternative, and that’s where you come in!

Whilst 2025 may sound like a long way off, with an estimated 2.1 million ISDN30 channels and 0.87 million ISDN2 Business channels currently in use in the UK now really is the perfect time to get ahead of your competitors and seize this opportunity. Being proactive really could pay off, helping your customers to be fully prepared well in advance of the withdrawal date.

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“You’re hired” – How apprenticeships can help develop your business

Posted on Apr 12 2018 | Comments Off on “You’re hired” – How apprenticeships can help develop your business
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Tim Roberts, HR Manager

Apprenticeships have been in the media spotlight in recent months as the Government’s introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017 to help businesses fund the training of apprentices has struggled to help in its ambitious target of creating three million apprenticeships by 2020.

Criticism about the complexity of the levy and the still widely held perception by many employers that apprenticeships are only useful for more ‘hands on’ jobs have seen the numbers of new people taking up apprenticeships plummet over the last year.

Despite these negative headlines, we believe apprenticeships have had a hugely positive impact on our business. So much so, we’ve recently been shortlisted in two prestigious national awards (UK National Call Centre Awards and Comms Dealer Sales and Marketing Awards) for our apprenticeship programme.

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What is Mirada?

Posted on Apr 11 2018 | Comments Off on What is Mirada?
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Lee Hill, Pre-Sales Technical Manager

Mirada (which means ‘look’ in spanish) is Entanet’s highly secure IP VPN management portal via which our partners (and their customers) can monitor and manage every aspect of their networks in real-time, essentially providing a ‘mini-NOC’ with network topology, useful stats and reports and a diagnostics virtual machine via which they can work with our support and systems team to diagnose and resolve faults.

The portal can also be completely white labelled enabling our partners to provide access to their own customers using their own brand, adding value to their solutions.

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GDPR: Friend or Foe?

Posted on Apr 05 2018 | Comments Off on GDPR: Friend or Foe?

As TechUK, a body which represents over 1,000 UK tech firms urges the Government not to scrap General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) laws following our departure from the European Union, we believe that stepping away from EU legislation has the potential to do our thriving tech industry more harm than good.

Described as ‘the biggest change to data protection law for a generation’ by the UK’s Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, GDPR, is European legislation that is set to replace UK Data Protection from 25th May 2018.

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Does the latest European court ruling expose the cracks in the IPA?

Posted on Mar 19 2018 | Comments Off on Does the latest European court ruling expose the cracks in the IPA?

Since the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) first came into being Entanet has expressed its concern about how the legislation nicknamed ‘The Snoopers’ Charter’, which grants wide ranging surveillance to the Government, could ever possibly co-exist with European data protection laws.

Without saying ‘I told you so’ it seems the latest ruling by the The Court of Appeal following a challenge from the human rights group Liberty would agree with our long standing view.

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