Are you switched on about the switch-off?
Did you know that in 2025, the UK's old copper-based phone network will be switched off, resulting in the withdrawal of all traditional services?
Company News - April 2021
The latest news from TTNC, the telecoms industry and the regulator this month - April 2021.
FluBot 'package delivery' SMS scam
Many people have reported receiving a text message asking them to install a delivery tracking app because they have missed a delivery. The app is spyware known as FluBot, and it's affecting Android phones and devices throughout the UK.
Seven Tips to Stay Connected
Ofcom has published 7 tips to help you manage data and get your household the bandwidth they need, for video streaming, virtual meetings and voice calls.
TTNC's year in brief
Despite 2020 being anything but ordinary, we have been able to achieve numerous things as a company, even while working from our respective home offices, dining rooms and back bedrooms.
Scam calls fall by 75%
Scam calls using the 070 number range have decreased by 75% between October 2019 and September 2020.
TTNC make it three in a row!
Thursday afternoon saw the 2020 ITSPA Awards take place. The virtual ceremony saw TTNC crowned the Best ITSP - Small Enterprise.
TTNC is Shortlisted for three ITSPA Awards!!
ITSPA, today, announced their shortlists for the ITSPA Awards. We're proud to announce that we have been shortlisted in all three categories we entered!
Ban on selling ‘locked’ mobile phones
Some of the UK Mobile Phone providers sell locked mobile phones so they cannot be used on another network. Ofcom is now proposing to ban the sale of locked mobile devices to remove this extra hurdle for customers.
Ofcom fines company for 'Telephone Slamming'
After an eleven-month investigation, Ofcom found Fareham based service provider 'Onestream' guilty of Telephone Slamming and fined them £35,000.
New rules for phone-paid subscription services
The Phone-paid Services Authority (PSA) introduced new rules for Phone-paid subscription services which came into effect on the 1st November 2019.
Document Verification for International Numbers
Regulatory enforcement related to phone numbers is on the rise around the world. This increased scrutiny is driven by various factors including increased incidents of misuse and abuse of phone numbers, and heightened national security concerns.
Number Porting Protection
Looking beyond current porting arrangements, Ofcom believes that it's time to transform how telephone numbers are administered, authenticated and ported.
Zapier: What is it, and how can it enhance your TTNC experience
Zapier is a web tool that allows you to connect apps you use every day to automate tasks and save time.
Fined for not providing access to 999 and 112 Emergency Services
Following an investigation, Ofcom has imposed a £24,500 fine to cloud communications company 'Vonage' for failing to provide uninterrupted access to 999 and 112 Emergency services.
Ofcom fines company £50,000 for breaking number porting rules
A warning to any Communication company who tries to stop their customers from switching to another provider.
Price caps for intra-EU communications
New EU rules on retail price caps for intra-EU communications are being introduced and come into effect on the 15th May 2019.
New price cap on calling 118 numbers
In an attempt to protect people who use 118 directory enquiry services from high call charges, Ofcom is introducing a new price cap on all calls made to 118 numbers.
Blockchain could be used to manage UK telephone numbers
TTNC to work with Ofcom to trial the porting and management of telephone numbers using blockchain and ledger technology.
New rules to combat high call costs and scams
From October 1st 2019, phone users will have protection from high charges for calling ‘070’ numbers.