From private branch exchanges which relied on operators to physically connect extensions with exchange lines to make and take a call, the early 1970's saw the introduction of the first automatic telephone systems which allowed direct dialing between extensions and the connection to outside exchange lines by the flick of a few switches.
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By the mid 1980's advances in technology, and the liberalization of the UK telecommunications industry, had paved the way for the introduction of many competing telecommunication vendors. This was the start of a communications revolution which has seen the total cost of ownership of hardware and software applications reduce year on year and the efficiency in the ways in which we communicate increase many times over. The past 20 years have seen the development of:
The revolution is set to continue at a relentless pace. The latest 'IP' based systems are introducing further 'convergence' of voice and data technologies, i.e. the integration of voice, data, web and video. In addition, the Total Cost of Ownership is reducing further still as voice traffic shares the same cabling as data traffic, and the battle by the 'carriers' to increase their market share will bring yet more reductions in the cost of network calls.
For the communication specialist, keeping abreast of the continuous changes and advances in communication technology can be a challenge. For the individual who has other tasks and duties within their organization on which they need to focus, that challenge can become a daunting task. Network Connect's aim is to ensure its customers can take advantage of evolving communication technologies being safe in the knowledge that they are dealing with a company on whom they can rely to recommend solutions which are right for their business.