Editorial Programme

Because Comms Business editorial team has many years experience working within the industry our features represent the topics that are currently of most interest to our readers.

Written by experts we cut through the hype and cover the real issues making Comms Business a must read every month.

Below are details of the main features planned for the coming issues of Comms Business.  These represent only a fraction of the content of each issue but allow you to plan your PR and advertising activity at the most relevant times of the year.

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Month 2015 Market Report Margin Maker Mobile Guides
January Voice & Data Distribution Data Centres Wireless Solutions
and how to sell them
February  Call Recording
(including Mobile recording)
How to Link CTI and CRM for Profit Mobile Distribution  Channel Profiles
March PBX & Communications Platforms Unified
Communications for the SME
International Roaming Summit North Show Guide
April  SIP Trunks Audio & Video Conferencing Mobile World Congress 2015
May Headsets The Cloud Sales Opportunity TBC
June   Call Management Informal Call Centres Mobile Device Management – Handling BYOD
July Hosted Telephony Collaboration Applications in Action Mobile
Virtual Network Operators
August  The Future of Communications Platforms From Superfast to Supercharged UC on the Move
September  Differentiating ISPs The Changing Role of the Network Services
Integrator
4G – A UK Network State of Play Update Cloud Based Services, Datacentres & Connectivity
October  Mid-Market
Call & Contact Centres
Billing Services for Business TBC Summit South Show Guide
November SIP & IP Phones Trunk
Overlay Services
M2M/IoT
December Preview of 2016 Provisioning
Portals – A Review
The Mobile Office – How Practical is it?

 

Synopsis For Monthly Features

September 2015 issue of Comms Business

Market Report – Differentiating ISPs

Internet Service Providers increasingly face the challenge of differentiating themselves – it’s never just about the price. Providing access solutions and making it profitable is difficult but many companies are finding that having a range of value added services and products is the way ahead. What are these services and how can resellers engage with ISP’s that help them grow their sales? Some ISPs are now competing for hosted telephony business – providing the connectivity and the application sounds a reasonable idea – after all, it’s just the one throat to choke if there is a problem.

- What makes a good ISP partner?

 

Adding Value: The Changing Role of the Network Services Integrator

This is a data centric, IP networks article examining how more sophisticated, larger and geographically diverse data networks can be put together by suppliers constructing solutions based on an integrated set of products from different suppliers. This article asks:

- What are the advantages of dealing with integrators?
- How do they manage to construct their solutions for the channel?
- How are SLAs managed?
- Are there real cost savings to be made or is it about getting the user the right service?
- Reseller case studies welcome

 

4G – A UK Network State of Play Update

The roll out of 4G has been painfully slow in the UK and we are falling behind other regions. Are we still excited about it or has this slow roll out dampened our enthusiasm? 4G was heralded as the rebirth of mobile connectivity when operators first started talking about it years ago. It was going to be far superior to 3G and open doors that only superfast connectivity could open. Cloud technology, M2M and even the way we make calls were all going to change and create a new wave of commercial opportunities for resellers. Here, we take a look at the reality of 4G. Has it delivered all that it promised? Are our mobile connectivity woes a thing of the past? Has the Channel embraced this ‘new’ opportunity and has it enabled them to sell a whole new suite of solutions into their customer base? Contact David Dungay

 

Ian Hunter
Tel: 07818 043276
Email: ianh@cbmagazine.co.uk

David Dungay
Tel: 01892 538348
E-mail – david@commsbusiness.co.uk

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