Roscom News, Events and Product Updates
This month we are celebrating an anniversary at Roscom. It’s 15 years since the company was set up and it has never been a more interesting time to be in the telecoms sector. So I thought I’d take a look back and a look forward at the industry. It’s been quoted as being worth around £40bn to the UK economy. We’re proud to be part of it. read more
We’ve all read the stories in the media about companies which have been hacked. From banks to supermarkets, hotel chains to credit agencies no sector is safe. In telecoms we need to ensure we are doing all we can to protect clients’ data. It’s not just about the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) which comes into force next month. It’s about the reputation of our sector.
It is one of the reasons our team at Roscom have decided to appoint a Data Protection Officer. We already have robust policies and technologies in place to protect our clients’ data but what we asked ourselves was – “could we do more to assure our clients their data is safe with us?” read more
It wasn’t surprising the main topic at the annual event for Public Safety Communications was the importance of having reliable communications for the emergency services. For those of us in telecoms this will be a real test of the network as, for the first time, those critical services will be sharing it with the public. read more
The emergency services network and public safety communication to 5G and beyond are some of the topics we, at Roscom, will be discussing as we exhibit at the BAPCO exhibition and conference – the annual event for Public Safety Communications - this week. read more
There has never been a more important time for emergency services across the world to have reliable communications. We all worry about our friends and family when we hear of terror attacks. Its vital the police, fire and ambulance services can communicate with each other. It’s one of the reasons we will be supporting the BAPCO conference next month – the annual event for Public Safety Communications. read more
If you are struggling to find good graduates you won’t be alone. The lack of young people studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) is a problem which is worldwide and cuts across all sectors. The solution won’t come overnight but maybe we, as industry insiders, should look more closely at what we can do to help make that change and ensure we are one step ahead to secure the future of the industry. Read more...
It’s easy to assume, because we operate in a global market, that one size will fit all. We have only to offer one solution. One way of doing things. Telecoms is telecoms. Test and measurement does what it says on the tin. But what if, rather than thinking about what we prefer to supply i.e. what will make us the most money, we look instead at what each region wants and needs? Read more...
Speaking the same Language in the Telecoms Sector
Great to see fellow RAG (Risk and Assurance Group) members at the One Day Meet and share our ideas and thoughts about the future of the telecoms industry. With both operators and vendors at the event, it gave a real insight into what we can all do to continue to develop and grow our businesses and work together in the sector. In the spirit of collaboration I’ve updated our glossary so when we do use jargon and acronyms, we are all speaking the same language.
If you’re heading off to the Risk Assurance Group One Day Meet this week do come and say hello. It’s a great place to share knowledge and ideas for the telecoms sector with an openness which benefits us all. Yes, there are challenges but there are opportunities too. Read more...
Roscom’s Operations Director, Mandy Blackburn, is to chair a European summit on telecoms fraud and risk management this month. The summit will hear from experts on how to tackle the damaging and widespread problems facing the telecoms industry today. read more