Small business telephone systems & telecom services - pbx, broadband Internet, VOIP, mobile phone & similar ICTs.
Initially for UK small business, other SME and remote and Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) workers, we now also review information for residential telephone and personal mobile phone and ICT consumers.
You will find practical applications, benefits and costs of business telecom and similar Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), and the technical and commercial reviews and information will be relevant to international, personal and residential telephone users.
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- business mobile overview
- business telecommunications and telephone services overview
- business broadband Internet overview
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Telecoms Advice was initiated and seed funded by Oftel's Small Business Task Force - see the original Oftel foreword here. We were an official partner in the DTI UK online for business initiative under the DTI Small Business Service, and authored their original Broadband brochure - but we are wholly independent, can make reference to commercial products and services, and link freely to external sources of information.
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The advice or information we publish is intended to be practical, impartial and/or balanced, giving an overview of products and services on offer and drawing on the expertise of both the industry and the experiences of UK personal, residential and small business or SME telecommunications consumers. However, this is a fast moving market, our information cannot be comprehensive and neither inclusion nor exclusion should be taken as recommendation or otherwise. Information on external sites we may link to is outside of our control. Buyers should always beware! And see the usual disclaimer.
Is your business taking full advantage of the products and services on offer in the telecommunications market?
- our features give an overview of telecoms, telephone, mobile phone and broadband technology in a business context
- our information sheets focus on specific applications and technologies and how much it may cost
- our UK ICT Directory lists and links to suppliers
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- our index explains the technical terms with links to more detailed information on TelecomsAdvice and beyond.
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TelecomsAdvice is published by Crucible Multimedia Ltd based in Sheffield. Crucible was set-up specifically to publish telecomsadvice, initially financed by Oftel through its Small Business Task Force, with the support of the University of Sheffield under the EU funded Telerise project. You can contact us by email, or by completing our comments form.
Oftel's Small Business Task Force comprised UK small business organisations representatives and advisers, government agencies and telecoms and ICT companies including network operators, equipment manufacturers, software producers and maintenance contractors. From April 2000 to 2003 Oftel promoted this site to major telcos asking for sponsorship and subsidised any gaps in funding. Ofcom absorbed Oftel on 31st December 2003 and, although still linking to us along with Business Link, will not be supporting the site financially as Oftel did. TelecomsAdvice will continue with its impartial editorial policy while in future being funded by relevant non-invasive advertising sponsorship from telecom and ICT suppliers and the consultancy services of Crucible Multimedia Ltd.
The Crucible Multimedia Ltd ICT and web consultancy and telecoms brokerage services through telecomsadvice.co.uk for mobile, fixed line and Broadband Internet are available by enquiry using the 'contact us' form or email .
Reviewed January 2011