What is ‘The Cloud’ and why should we adopt it?
The UK has traditionally relied on legacy copper cabling in the Openreach network. As technology progresses this infrastructure is becoming untenable mainly due to there being not enough capacity and also the fragility of what is in situ. This is why Openreach are shutting down all ISDN services and migrating them to The Cloud’; this migration from ISDN to The Cloud is often referred to as The Digital Switch Off or The Analogue Switch Off.
VoIP (Voice over IP) which is now spoken about as a Cloud PBX, Hosted PBX or Hosted VoIP has been with us since the late 1970s, but didn’t really become a viable proposition until the early 2000’s when Hosted Phone Systems first started appearing.Get In Touch
Hosted PBX Telephony simply put, means that the telephone system software is located in a data centre and all that is required to connect to this is a telephone with a secure connection to the internet. Yes there’s a lot more to this and we’re happy to go into a more in-depth explanation if you want.
Many Hosted Phone Systems offer a ‘shared’ system where possibly thousands of users are connected to and share a single solution. These tend to be the lowest cost solution and understandably not everyone is comfortable sharing with others.
Our ‘Micro Cloud’ solution operates on this basis and is a Hosted PBX, more details are shown on the next page and is the perfect hosted telephone system for the smaller business.
Our ‘Hosted Cloud’ solution offers the software running in a UK data centre solely and dedicated for our client and not shared with anyone else. This Hosted VoIP solution is perfect for any size organisation. More details are shown on the next page .
Occasionally due to clients own wishes or possibly network restrictions, we are asked to provide an on-premise solution (no need for software to be hosted in The Cloud) that is connected to the Cloud by SiP trunks (VoIP lines). Our ‘Hybrid Cloud’ solution is an on-premise system with all the features and benefits associated with a fully hosted PBX. More details are shown on the next page.Get In Touch
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We were recently recommended Time Communications when wanting to change/upgrade our telephone system in a large Primary School. From the first interaction they have been fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable, extremely efficient, had some good advice on getting us set up quickly and then had us up and running in no time! Would highly recommend.
Both Nick and Sam did a great job and we very grateful that they managed to find a route up to the upstairs room, whilst cabling.
People were very impressed with the installation and how tidy they left the place.
From the initial enquiry through to the final installation, everything was delivered in a professional manner on time and with a very cost effective solution.
1st class service from Time Communications and especially Tom.
Everything I asked him to do, was done quickly and exactly how we needed it.
Thank you Tom!
Time Communications have provided our phones and internet services for the past 8 months. They are a pleasure to deal with and always happy to chat through any issues, even when we’ve caused them ourselves! When requested to make any changes they act promptly and efficiently. I feel the services we receive from Time are excellent value for money. The whole team have excellent customer service skills and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to others.
Time Communications have supported our telecoms for over 5 years. Time provide great value line & call costs, our phone system provides the flexibility that we need for our growing business and the team at Time are responsive whenever we need any changes making – highly recommend!
Time have looked after our phones for many years now and they have always provided a professional and efficient service. Their staff are always on hand to help out, with any problem big or small and always seem to find a fix. We would not hesitate to recommend them.
What a fantastic service we have had from Time – a completely new system was required as part of the office relocation . From the advice and planning by Jeff and the implementation by the whole team it was faultless and stress free. There has been no disruption to our business and we look forward to enjoying the benefits of the new system . We cannot thank you enough!