Roscom News, Events and Product Updates
Why Qualifications Matter
Telecoms is changing all the time as users want more and more from the industry; but while we all have demands on our business it is still worth thinking about the future. At Roscom we’ve continued our proud tradition of work experience. Last week we had our third candidate with us in the past 10 years and we’ve enjoyed every minute. Here’s to their future and to all young people who are seriously considering a career in what is a very exciting industry.
Mandy Blackburn, Operations Director, Roscom
In a world where anyone can set themselves up as a company with a website and an answering service it is important to know who you are doing business with. Are they qualified to do the job? Can they prove it and if so how? We are marking over a decade of approval by TÜV SÜD BABT and we’ve recently transitioned to the latest ISO9001:2015 international quality standard.
In a world where time is money, isn’t it important that we make every second count? Time waits for no man but the way it is measured is determined by man and machine. So, when does time start and when is a second a second?
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
The joke used to be “there’s an App for that.” Ten years on since the first one was created, who would have imagined how much we rely on them. And given that we do how can we make sure all the data used is billed correctly? 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
Roscom’s new Osprey™ Controls Suite revolutionises the traditional approach to Test Call Generation and offers a unique, calibrated ‘outside-in’ and ‘inside-out’ view of your performance and billing. 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.
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.
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.
There is always something exciting to look forward to in terms of developments in telecoms. But what has happened to what were the innovations of the past? How many are still around today?
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.
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?
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.
Read the glossary.
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.
How to help operators keep up to date with the forthcoming legislation.
New ways of beating the cheats in the telecoms sector was the main discussion point at the Telecoms Fraud and Risk Management Summit in Barcelona chaired by Roscom’s Operations Director, Mandy Blackburn.
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.