Feeds

Telecomms disruption looms for UK businesses

Time is running out for phone changes

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Intelligent flash storage arrays

UK companies have 50 working days left to update their telecomms equipment before new code and number changes are introduced causing yet more inconvenience. Businesses that don’t make the changes in time for the 1 June deadline could face disruption to their communications if they don't take remedial action soon, the organisation behind the scheme has warned. National Code & Number Change (NCNC) hopes a new PR push being launched tomorrow will help improve the situation. But by its own admission, the NCNC's strategy of getting telecomms maintainers to alert business to this latest telecomms menopause has failed. According to the NCNC's research while three quarters of telecomms maintainers recognise that it is important, more than half have yet to start updating their customers’ equipment. "Our research shows that 95 per cent of businesses haven’t started planning for the changes, even though we have been running The Big Number campaign since July last year, " said Howard Sandom, campaign manager for the NCNC. "With 50 working days until the introduction of parallel running, businesses face disruption to their communications if they don’t make the necessary changes," he said. The telephone code and number changes are being introduced by the telecomms regulator, OFTEL, to prevent the UK running out of telephone numbers. ®

Choosing a cloud hosting partner with confidence

More from The Register

next story
Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not
Big Content outs piracy hotbeds: São Paulo, Beijing ... TORONTO?
MPAA calls Canadians a bunch of bootlegging movie thieves
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results
Spaffing copyrighted stuff over the web? No search ranking for you
Just don't blame Bono! Apple iTunes music sales PLUMMET
Cupertino revenue hit by cheapo downloads, says report
Hungary's internet tax cannot be allowed to set a precedent, says EC
More protests planned against giga-tariff for Tuesday evening
US court SHUTS DOWN 'scammers posing as Microsoft, Facebook support staff'
Netizens allegedly duped into paying for bogus tech advice
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.
Getting ahead of the compliance curve
Learn about new services that make it easy to discover and manage certificates across the enterprise and how to get ahead of the compliance curve.