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The West Midlands has been chosen to be the UK’s first test area of the high-speed mobile internet, 5G ahead of a national roll out. The 5G internet connection is expected to revolutionise healthcare and public transport, and areas including Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton will receive up to £75m worth of public investment to develop… [MORE]

This September, BT will be changing their pricing schemes which will have a significant effect on their customers. Services including line rental, internet and other certain add-ons will be hit with different cost increases. The last major price rise announcement was released in November 2017 which came into force in January 2018 and mainly focused… [MORE]

The Section 124S of the Communications Act 2003 is coming into force on 1 October 2018, and we will be required to give our customers the ability to limit the cost of their bill and we will have to notify our customers when that limit is likely to be reached. The new legislation requires that… [MORE]

We would like to alert all of our clients and local businesses who use BT, of a telephone scam that’s been very active recently. It’s a relatively old trick and the scam starts with a recorded message, before scammers present themselves as an account manager from BT and warn that your line could be cut… [MORE]

Mobile networks are investigating a 4G network flaw that has been allowing hackers to make fake calls and send fake messages. The flaw has been enabling hackers to hijack a phone number and make fake calls to banks and family members with a number of the caller’s choosing which could in turn end up with… [MORE]

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Compliance is a model framework and best practice compliance that provides security of your cardholder data environment and new regulations are only just round the corner. Also known as PCI DSS, changes are coming into effect in February 2018, is your business ready? So what exactly is it? The… [MORE]

The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, commonly known as MiFID will be changing in January 2018. The directive which was first introduced by the EU in response to the 2008 financial crisis is a set of reforms designed to prevent another crisis. MiFID II will be replacing the original Directive in January 2018 and will… [MORE]

Ch,ch,ch,changes… The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive is changing, are you ready? What is MiFID? The Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, also known as MiFID, is a framework of European Union legislation, for investment intermediaries and the organised trading of financial instruments i.e. businesses involved in financial activities. The original MiFID led to shifts in… [MORE]

Ofcom has launched a review of landline-only rental prices, following a market assessment which shows that consumer prices have risen by up to 41% in real terms since 2010, despite wholesale prices falling by more than a quarter. It is also feared that the price rises have had the biggest effect on the elderly and… [MORE]

Last year, the European Parliament agreed that EU tourists, travelling within the boundaries of the EU would see their roaming charges abolished, for up to 90 days travelling per year. The plan, which proposed removing the charges from June 2017, has now been amended, with the 90-day allowance scrapped and replaced with unlimited free-roaming, but… [MORE]

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