WhichVoIP News Roundup – Week 39


Welcome to the roundup of the top telecoms news for end-users, week 39. This week’s top news is featured from My Broadband, No Jitter and Telecom Reseller.

What you need to know if you are switching to fibre

Openserve recently postponed the switch-off of its DSL and copper-based services from 1 September to 1 December 2020.

“We have taken a decision to announce a conditional extension to this initiative, to allow for as many users as possible to be migrated over to OFC before the DSL services are discontinued,” Openserve said.

Openserve’s extension means that DSL customers have until December 2020 to prepare themselves for the transition to fibre.

While the delay gives DSL customers some time, it is still worth preparing early to ensure that the transition is seamless.

No Jitter: Signing a Communications Contract? Pay Attention!

Below we focus on contracts and identify five areas that need your attention before signing one for communications services (fixed, mobile, or cloud). Clarity with each issue will make it significantly easier to manage the contract.

If you have these five areas covered, it will go a long way towards more efficient communications contract management, which is directly related to controlling expenses.

Unified communications and collaboration: The ideal solution for uninterrupted work services

Gone are those days when organizations were solely dependent on individual software and technologies to carry out their daily operations. Today, the world is on the cusp of a massive technology-centric revolution that has considerably influenced the way companies function. The emergence and rapid adoption of unified communications and collaboration is an apt evidence of the same, as UCC solutions have precisely done their job in proving their potential for supporting the effective functioning of various enterprises.

Unified Communications and Collaboration is not only a single product or a tool, but is a gamut of solutions, which organizations are massively implementing today, to ensure smooth and secure running of their technologies. UCC integrates diverse communication tools like IP telephony calling, instant messaging, voice, desktop sharing, and web conferencing amongst others, in an effort to establish a secure connection in a virtually seamless way.

The best options for South Africans without fibre

Fibre is often the best choice for South Africans when it comes to home broadband, but it is not available everywhere.

Areas without fibre coverage have to settle for less reliable and relatively expensive connectivity options such as ADSL or fixed-LTE.

Recent developments have led to these alternatives becoming significantly more attractive, however, with the launch of “naked ADSL” and fixed-5G products offering great value.

After Openserve’s launch of Pure Connect, a wholesale DSL product which excludes the cost of a copper line from Telkom Retail, many ISPs were able to offer uncapped DSL products that were significantly cheaper.


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