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In business, landlines are going mobile

telecom | 08/02/2016 8:20 pm EDT

Over the course of the past year, several Canadian telecoms have introduced systems that allow small businesses to use their mobile phones with landline functionality, a move that highlights a shift away from landline services in the office. Late last month, Rogers Communications Inc. launched a product that allows small businesses to use their mobile phones but still have access to landline features, such as a fully automated answering system, incoming calls that will be rerouted until someone answers and numbers that can adopt local identities. The Rogers Unison service is...

M2M usage in business almost doubles in one year: Vodafone

Media | 07/04/2014 5:15 pm EDT

Many companies are still trying to find the benefits in adopting the latest in machine-to-machine (M2M) communication technology, yet those that do see significant returns of their investment, according to a new report from Vodafone Group PLC. The report, based on a survey of more than 600 executives and managers from 14 different countries in April and May, found that about one-fifth of the companies surveyed have not seriously considered M2M. The same proportion, 22 per cent, have already embraced the technology, and almost every one of those companies, 98 per cent, reported seeing a...

International coalition gets hyper about voice

telecom | 05/23/2014 7:06 pm EDT

You’d be forgiven for thinking that voice calling is becoming less important to the telecommunications industry. Figures from corporations and government have shown, in recent years, a decline in those subscribing to...