The 2024 Comms Council UK Awards Finalists Announced!

Comms Council UK today announced the finalists of the 16th annual Awards. Each year, the Awards acknowledge accomplishments within the Unified Communications and VoIP industry. As with previous years, the 2024 Comms Council UK Awards are sponsored by Magrathea, and this year’s winners will be announced at a ceremony at The IET in London on […]

Revised OTS planned go-live date

TOTSCo has announced that the revised One Touch Switch planned go-live date will be Tuesday 12th September 2024, following input from communication providers and other industry stakeholders. Alongside this, TOTSCo announced that it is publishing the TOTSCo path to One Touch Switch, which outlines the paths to OTS go-live for all communication providers. As there […]

Guidance Doc on KYC

We wanted to share a new best practice guidance paper we have put together on “Preventing Misuse of Sub-Allocated and Assigned Numbers” which we hope you will find beneficial. It sets out how members can best comply with Ofcom’s requirements to: Carry out a robust set of due diligence checks before sub-allocating or assigning numbers; […]

Election update

After hours of speculation this afternoon, the Prime Minister has announced a General Election for Thursday 4th July; a surprise move (despite months of speculation) and the first July election since 1945. Parliament will continue until Friday, at which point all activity will be suspended, before being fully dissolved on Thursday 30th May. At this […]

PSTN Update

BT published their full year results where there was a reference that they intend to delay the closure of its PSTN network until the 31st January 2027 (end of page 4). Openreach has responded in kind to CPs indicating that WLR services will be also withdrawn around this new date. This is a disappointing step […]

Revised OTS planned go-live date

TOTSCo has announced that the revised One Touch Switch planned go-live date will be Tuesday 12th September 2024, following input from communication providers and other industry stakeholders. Alongside this, TOTSCo announced that it is publishing the TOTSCo path to One Touch Switch, which outlines the paths to OTS go-live for all communication providers. As there […]

Women in Telecoms Directory Launches

We are excited to announce that the Women in Telecoms Directory is now available to Women in Telecoms Group. The idea behind this initiative was to make available to other members a list of people willing to act as mentors and coaches, or to simply offer a supportive ear. We know that amongst our members […]

The 2024 Comms Council UK Awards Open for Entries

Comms Council UK, the UK body representing the VoIP and advanced communications industry, is today launching the 2024 Comms Council UK Awards, sponsored by Magrathea. This year’s ceremony will be taking place on the 26th September at The IET in London. In the spirit of keeping the awards open to everyone, all categories remain free […]

Fit to Switch – round up of activity

One week on from the Fit to Switch launch event, there has been a lot of activity about the impending switch-off. There have been a couple of big articles in national media outlining the importance of working together to spread the message. An article from Gamma discussing the need to support SMEs in navigating the […]

Fit to Switch – official launch event

We attended the official media launch event of the Fit to Switch industry campaign, where Council member Lee Turner spoke on the panel representing Comms Council UK. He spoke about the need for consistent messaging and how more needs to be done from industry to drive the benefits of the switch-off rather than the negatives, […]