IoT To Overtake Mobile By 2018

According to a Mobility Report conducted by Ericsson, Internet of Things devices will overtake mobile phones as the “largest category of connected device by 2018”.


This may seem unsurprising to those who are aware that the category of Internet of Things devices ranges from cars, electronics, machines, utility metres, health devices and the like. Combined, these products are set to heavily outweigh standalone mobile phones in the next few years.

There are currently 4.6 billion cellular and non-cellular Internet of Things connected devices which, although is growing rapidly, doesn’t come close to the 10 billion mobile phone devices, laptops, tablets and fixed phones that we currently use. The report predicts that in less than 2 years the number of Internet of Things devices will rise rapidly to 16 billion with mobile phone devices steadily rising from 10 to around 11 billion; the amount of smartphones used, however, is set to double. This rise in IoT connected devices is set to be the highest within Western Europe and Asia with many IoT products already being manufactured in those parts of the world and a 400% rise forecast for 2021.

Rima Qureshi, Chief Strategy Officer at Ericsson, explained that:

“IoT is now accelerating as device costs fall and innovative applications emerge. From 2020, commercial deployment of 5G networks will provide additional capabilities that are critical for IoT, such as network slicing and the capacity to connect exponentially more devices than is possible today.”

The report also found that smartphone subscriptions are expected to grow from 3.4 billion to 6.3 billion by 2021, overtaking the amount of basic mobile phones in use. To many, that comes as no surprise since almost 80% of all mobile phones sold in the first quarter of 2016 and continues to rise.

Another unsurprising prediction is the rise in the amount of mobile data we use. From just 2015 to 2016 the amount of data used grew by 60% as more of our lives are run online and more data is shared. Ericsson predict that by the year 2021 the amount of data we use will grow by up to 12 times with almost 90% of mobile data traffic coming from smartphones.

The BT Expansion Continues

BT, the largest telecoms company in the United Kingdom, is continuing its expansion with the roll-out of new pay monthly mobile services.


The service will offer customers smartphones from Apple, Samsung and other leading mobile phone brands. This may seem confusing to some since BT recently purchased the mobile phone network EE for £12.5bn. However, BT is simply expanding its already ironclad stronghold on the British telecommunications market by offering these pay monthly tariffs for a little as £20 a month.

This new launch may anger those who are already concerned that BT hold a monopoly on the UK telecoms market with 121 Members of Parliament criticising the amount of taxpayer money spent ensuring that BT remains on top. Back in February there were calls for BT to be forced to split from Openreach to allow other networks to provide cheaper and more competitive services for their customers. Sky accused BT of underinvestment in fibre optic broadband leaving their competitors unable to provide adequate services reliant on BT’s network of cables. Some even went as far as describing BT’s reign as a “digital apartheid”. Ofcom, the independent regulator, reviewed the situation and decided, much to the disappointment of Sky, TalkTalk and other service providers, that BT could remain with Openreach.

Since then, BT have released these pay monthly contracts alongside their SIM-only offers which start from £5 a month. Since pay monthly contracts are continuing to rise, and discounts offered to existing customers, this move may turn out to be very successful for BT as they retain their current customers and entice new ones to join.

BT added that the next stage in this expansion of its mobile network would be pushed by a, “nationwide advertising campaign on television, radio, billboards and social media”. It’s clear that a lot of money is being pumped into this new mobile network contract service in the hope that BT can keep up with its rivals such as 02 and Vodafone who already dominate the mobile market.

Some are left wondering what this new service will mean for the EE brand with suggestions that it will simply fall away under the BT Group umbrella. What’s certain is that BT is now no longer the main player in just traditional telecoms; with the power behind the BT brand they’re expanding into the field of mobile at full force.

Facebook To Revolutionise Telecoms With 5G Network


Facebook have teamed up with telecoms giants Intel, Nokia, EE, Nexius and plenty more to bring a faster and more connected network to users around the world in the form of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP).

Based on The Open Compute Project, a Facebook model used previously for its data centre, the team of telecoms heavyweights want to create an open source platform designed to bring 5G to all with telecommunication utilising cloud technology.

“Every day, more people and devices around the world are coming online, and it’s becoming easier to share data-intensive experiences like video and virtual reality” – Jay Parikh, Facebook’s global head of engineering.

This new network, using cloud technology, comes at a time where telecoms providers are under pressure to provide a more high quality service for paying customers. When the majority of users can send data for free using cloud based services such as WhatsApp or Messenger (both owned by Facebook) why would they opt to pay their phone network per SMS they send?

Traditional telecoms networks are complex and often combine a collection of equipment that is difficult to transfer over to the cloud in order to upgrade to a more flexible and effective service. Facebook plans for their TIP network to be simple from the offset with software co-created by Intel, SK Telecom, Deutsche Telekom and other companies at the top of the food chain. The network, once in full swing, will lower costs not only via software but because of the new hardware replacing the current expensive equipment with more cost effective and efficient models.

“We believe that the exponential growth of internet traffic requires new approaches, also on networking equipment like routers and switches. The Open Compute Project has proven that open specifications for hardware, combined with an active community, can have a drastic impact on efficiency and cost – TIP will trigger the same for all areas of the network ” – Axel Clauberg, Deutsche Telekom.

As the UK is still reeling over Ofcom’s decision to leave BT in charge of Openreach, Facebook are additionally planning to work with EE to pilot 4G coverage as a solution to the slow broadband experienced by rural areas.

The TIP network will be completely open source meaning that any wireless network carrier will be able to utilise it; this alone will help to vastly improve the global wireless network that most of us use in our daily lives. The first pilot version of TIP has officially launched in the Philippines with more tests to be carried out throughout this year.

This entirely new network has the potential to change the face of global telecommunications however it will require a lot of work from the already established brands if they wish to jump on the bandwagon. Facebook already heavily dominate the new wave of cloud based communication and with so many companies already on board (Nokia, EE etc) it may be time for the other telecommunications companies to start thinking about the future too.

BT not forced to split as the north still suffers from slow speeds.


We recently posted about the broadband speeds in the UK and whether or not BT was doing enough to increase speeds for all. Now, according to data by City Metric, the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ still has some of the slowest internet speeds in the country with Sheffield only reaching speeds of 15.4Mbps compared with 20.4Mbps in London.

“‘Northern Powerhouse’ still has some of the slowest internet speeds in the country”.

Cities in the middle and south of the county mostly run on fibre optic cables, as opposed to phone cables, meaning superfast broadband for Southerners. Major northern cities aside, the issue is that the quality of broadband provided isn’t as high in the northern areas of the country compared to the Midlands and the south. Known as the ‘last mile’ the networks provided by BT are strongest in the south and become weaker towards the north where rival companies such as TalkTalk, Vodafone and Sky pay to use the network. The dip in quality is due to the fact that BT invest in places that will make them the most money; our capital being the obvious place to start.

Ofcom’s long awaited review

As Ofcom’s review of BT is released, Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive of Sky, criticised BT for not investing enough money in fibre optic broadband. Darroch explained to The Times that because BT owns Openreach, the one national broadband network in the UK, it has the ability to determine how fast it will be. Because BT faces such small competition it can choose to invest, or not, in whatever it wishes with little risk on their profits, “safe in the knowledge that it will keep its captive customers”.

Sky, along with a number of other big names, have been backing calls for BT to separate from Openreach in the past few months in order to widen the market and help deliver speeds of 1Gbps that the UK requires in order to keep up with the rest of the world.

“Underinvestment by BT leaves their competitors unable to provide adequate services”

BT claims to be the only telecoms provider with the ability to manage the vast network efficiently and suggested that Sky and TalkTalk ought to be thankful for the service it provides to them instead of complaining that they’re receiving BT’s ‘sloppy seconds’. BT’s competitors, however, insist that Openreach provides poor service due to underinvestment by BT leaving them with less chance to provide a fast service and make a profit.


Ofcom have now officially reviewed the current monopoly BT has on the UK’s broadband network and decided that, much to the disappointment of Sky and TalkTalk, BT isn’t required to split from Openreach. However, due to BT’s refusal to invest in a fibre optic network, Ofcom wants Openreach to open up its telegraph poles and tunnels allowing competitors to upgrade the network themselves. Though it seems that BT have been dealt with too lightly, they may still be forced to split from Openreach in the future if they fail to create a more independent and fair network for its competitors. Sharon White, Chief Executive of Ofcom, explained that these new proposals would lead to a “fundamental reform” of the entire telecoms market.

Undoubtedly, everyone other than BT will be disappointed with Ofcom’s decision. Tim Farron, Lib Dem leader, said that Ofcom had “bottled it” and missed an opportunity to separate Openreach from BT and create a fairer market. After months of protests by its rivals, BT have too campaigned for the continued ownership of Openreach by promising £1bn of extra investment in superfast broadband.

Ofcom are a powerful independent organisation but their recommendations are exactly that: recommendations. Though their reviews and suggestions come heavily weighted with power they carry no legal requirement. So though it may seem that they have missed a huge opportunity, and they may well have, it does not mean that BT would have actually split from Openreach had that been the suggestion by Ofcom. BT’s PR manager already has plenty to deal with, so perhaps they would have indeed done the right thing, though they wouldn’t have been legally obliged to.

For now the monopoly remains however BT and Openreach will be under more scrutiny than ever in their supposed provision of superfast broadband for all.

Do you think that BT would have split from Openreach had Ofcom had suggested it in its review?

Talk Like A Boss Without Breaking The Bank

There are basic must have features that every office manager ought to have in mind when choosing a new headset for their phone system. Namely: sound quality, comfort, range, battery life and cost. The Plantronics CS540 DECT headset manages to include all of the above features whilst maintaining a sleek and slick design that would look great in any office.

Of course sound quality is the most important feature of any headset; ensuring that calls are of the highest audio quality when staff are communicating with each other as well as with customers is vital. The CS540 uses DECT technology to eliminate interference from WiFi networks as well as CAT-iq technology for advanced high definition voice quality. As with the majority of Plantronics headsets the CS540 comes with a noise-cancelling microphone and enhanced digital signal processing to provide a natural sound whilst reducing background noise. In short: the sound quality is of the highest standard.


Comfort is a feature that is often labelled as trivial in the same category as design – in other words if it looks and feels nice then it’s a bonus, not a necessity. However, when people are wearing headsets for up to 8 hours a day then it is the duty of the office manager to provide comfortable hardware for their team. Pep talks and meetings may be good for office morale but the best way to ensure productivity among members of staff is to make sure that everyone is happy and comfortable. The Plantronics CS540 is super-lightweight (22g) and comes with patented SoundGuard software protecting users against sound levels above 118 decibels as well as a number of comfort-tested wearing options.

“We upgraded our office headsets to the Plantronics CS540 model and the change in office dynamic has been instantly noticeable. Our team is more mobile, more productive and more comfortable than before.”

Using a headset is a guaranteed method of increasing productivity within the workplace with handsfree calls allowing users to multitask; the Plantronics CS540 has a wireless range of up to 120 metres with an electronic hookswitch cable to remotely answer and end calls. As well as enabling staff to be more mobile whilst on a call, the device also has the ability to connect up to four headsets on a single conference call. The battery life lasts up to 7 hours with software that automatically shifts to low power when the device is running low; all CS500 series headsets come with a standard charging base which charges the device whenever it isn’t being used.

One of the main issues office managers face when choosing headsets is the cost involved, particularly when buying in bulk. Obviously if you spend as little as possible then you’re going to end up with a device that offers basic features, functionality and comfort but that does not mean to say that you have to splash out huge amounts of money for high end headsets. We sell the Plantronics CS540 headset brand new at £125 with A-Grade models available from £99.96 and discount when bought in bulk.

You can purchase the Plantronics CS540 here.

UK To Speed Up In Broadband Race

The United Kingdom draws in millions of visitors and tourists each year who come to see everything from Buckingham Palace to the Scottish Highlands; making it one of the busiest and most popular countries in the world. The amount of mobile data usage throughout the major UK cities is over 90 terabytes a day yet London still ranks lower than cities such as Seoul, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Paris, New York and Berlin for broadband speed.

In an attempt to boost 4G coverage and mobile broadband speeds Vodafone is seeking to increase the number of antennas in our capital which currently amounts to 2.5 antennas per kilometre. To put that into context, major European cities ahead of us in terms of broadband speed have around 6 or 7 antennas per kilometre.

One person who may be disappointed with these figures is Prime Minister David Cameron who last year promised fast and affordable broadband for all by the year 2020 prioritising it as a basic right on the same level as having access to water and electricity.

General mobile data usage has grown enormously in recent years with the rise of 4G data and major phone companies offering impressive new internet speeds. Though broadband speeds in the UK keep getting faster they still fall short in comparison to a lot of other countries across the world.

The UK has always been a major player on the world stage therefore it is embarrassing for our Capital to have slower broadband speeds than places like Chattanooga and Bucharest. We need London and the rest of the UK to be up there with other big names such as Tokyo, Seoul and Zurich.

Unsurprisingly, Londoners are the UK’s largest consumers of mobile data, according to a statement from Vodafone’s chief technology officer, with data usage the equivalent of 23 million songs being streamed each day. Vodafone is now asking local councils to allow more antennas to be installed on rooftops to create a faster network that will be able to compete with the other major cities around the globe.

Though major cities are currently enjoying fast and affordable internet speeds, the rural parts of the UK are being left behind with nearly half of rural households unable to receive speeds above 10Mbit/s and one in five unable to receive speeds of 5Mbit/s. Obviously rural areas are more sparsely populated than urban areas meaning that coverage suffers as a consequence; outdoor coverage in the city is as high as 99% which drops significantly to 72% in the countryside. Though lagging behind, coverage of fast broadband in rural areas has increased from 22% to 37% from 2014 to 2015.

The chart below from Ofcom’s 2015 Connected Nations Report shows the percentage of premises unable to receive fast download speeds. From looking at the chart it is obvious that rural areas have significantly less access to fast broadband speeds than urban areas.

With this report comes controversy with some calling for the end of BT’s stronghold over the cable networks. Research commissioned by the former Cabinet minister Grant Shapps, backed by a further 121 Member’s of Parliament, blasts BT for ignoring rural communities and criticises the amount of taxpayer money being wasted with little results to show for it adding that, “If Openreach can’t deliver it’s time for the regulator to step in and find another way”. Sarah Lee, from the Countryside Alliance, even went as far as describing the current situation as a “digital apartheid”.

According to the report, residents of rural areas may have to wait up to three years until they can gain access to broadband speeds that the rest of the country currently uses; though it may be a long wait it is still within the time limit set by David Cameron. However, Hubert Da Costa, Vice President at Cradlepoint, explains that, though optimistic, it simply isn’t possible to get a wired network to everyone in the UK particularly in locations with geographical challenges.

He suggests that in order to supply connectivity for all we should be looking at wireless alternatives for locations that simply cannot be reached with wired broadband:

“This isn’t a government or consumer issue, this is simply a fact. Which is why we are seeing businesses setting up 4G Internet connectivity for either their primary networks or for network resiliency. Of course, connectivity is important, and it’s great that the government believes in ‘connectivity for all’ however behind the desire, there has to be a workable solution.”

Of course, though we should welcome Vodafone’s drive for faster internet, it’s important to note that the UK has vastly improved in comparison to previous years. The chart below shows the improvement of superfast broadband coverage throughout the UK from 2014 and 2015 as well as average download speeds.

Strong progress has been made but many are still affected by slow broadband speeds both personally and professionally. Daniel Latto, a business coach from Leeds, often travels around the world for work and found that broadband speeds in the UK are not up to scratch in comparison with other countries:

“I run webinars for my clients and I find I can’t run them in the UK as the broadband speed is around 2MB. I would understand if I lived in the country but Horsforth is a bustling suburb of Leeds.”

Daniel finds that he can now only run webinars from his home in Spain, rather than from his home in Leeds which has affected his business considerably: “My broadband is much faster even in Spain, in a small town near the coast.” Daniel is understandably irritated at the situation and strongly agrees with the research commissioned by Grant Shapps MP regarding the disbandment of BT whom he describes as holding him ransom due to their monopoly of broadband services.

It’s clear that improvements still need to be made for the UK to be able to compete with the likes of China and the USA however the fact is that 83% of the country now has access to superfast broadband coverage, up 8% from 2014, bringing David Cameron’s ‘fast broadband for all by 2020’ pledge closer to a reality.

WhatsApp Boost Security With End-to-End Encryption

WhatsApp, the world’s largest mobile messaging service, has been making a few major changes recently. Among other details, the service is now completely free with rumours of a video calling feature in the pipeline.

For now, WhatsApp may be introducing end-to-end encryption alerts to make conversations more private and secure for customers. WhatsApp already use encryption software by default but this new update, a more secure version of the encryption software, will allow users to actively see when their messages and calls are being encrypted.

With end-to-end encryption, WhatsApp telephone calls and messages are protected by preventing third parties reading any private data. Users will have the option to turn on or off encryption alerts, in the same way you can turn on or off your ‘last seen’ timestamp, meaning that concerned users can choose whether or not to message those who don’t have end-to-end encryption enabled.

Purchased by Facebook in 2015 for $19 billion, WhatsApp have also promised to entirely scrap annual subscription fees for all global users. On top of that, it has also been revealed that they will not be selling any advertising space to third party companies.

Instead, according to a recent official blogpost, WhatsApp are exploring new capacities of communication to improve andexpand upon. This includes messaging local or international companies and organisations instead of calling up a traditional helpline; for example, messaging your bank regarding a transaction or an airline regarding an upcoming flight.

The new encryption updates could come with some controversy with David Cameron threatening to ban apps such as WhatsApp and Snapchat for its default encryption software under new counter-terrorism surveillance plans.

Should end-to-end encryption be a given?

Privacy groups are notably outraged at the possibly of the government banning end-to-end encryption arguing that private messaging is part of our human rights. However, it’s important to note that the security services must have a warrant before reading any encrypted messages; the issue Mr Cameron has is that even with a warrant security services struggle to access the data.

Whether end-to-end encryption should be a default feature in all our messaging services is still up for debate, however, with so many messaging platforms available, a lot of us still remain unaware of how secure or unsecure our data is.

Which UK city has the fastest broadband speeds?


Last year David Cameron promised fast broadband for every person in the UK by 2020 prioritising fast and affordable broadband as a legal right in the modern world.

Broadband alone is no longer enough to keep up with the pace and amount of usage people now consume. With more people than ever streaming television, online gaming and downloading music and film, superfast broadband is required and has now become the norm with 83% of UK premises using it in 2015, up from 75% in 2014.  

To answer the question, ‘Which UK city has the fastest broadband?’, you first have to break down the question into specifics such as download speed and area coverage. The fastest broadband in the UK at the moment is superfast broadband which offers speeds up to 300Mbps. Therefore, to find out where the fastest broadband in the UK is you need to look at which city has the most coverage of superfast broadband.

In Ofcom’s 2015 Connected Nations Report the UK cities with the fastest broadband speeds in terms of area coverage are listed.

Luton, Belfast and Portsmouth come up top with an average of 97% area coverage of superfast broadband. Brighton, Plymouth and Lincolnshire follow suit with 95% area coverage. On the other end of the spectrum were cities such as Kent, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire.   

Surprisingly, a lot of the UK’s major cities, including London, are not at the top of the list for broadband coverage. Phone giant Vodafone blames the lack of broadband coverage in London to the minimal number of antennas around the city, currently around 2.5 antennas per kilometre, which is around a third less than that of other major cities around Europe who have an average of 7 antennas per kilometre.

Mr Cameron has four years left to ensure that every home in the UK has access to affordable superfast broadband. However, Ofcom raise some doubts as to whether his goal is achievable. The independent communications regulator claim that over 2 million city homes and almost 50% of homes in rural areas are still using broadband with speeds of only 10Mbps.

How To Utilise Cross-Channel Communication For High Quality Customer Engagement

Not so long ago, customer communications were limited to a finite number of channels. Fortunately, the rapid growth of hyper-connected devices and platforms has completely revolutionised the face of marketing. Today different means of communication are integrated into the nature of the customer-business relationship

In order to meet the demands of the modern market, businesses need to enable an uninterrupted information flow across the plethora of channels which connect them to their customers. However, statistics show that in practice the majority of companies are failing to do so. According to the Cross-Channel Marketing Report, only 5% of respondents stated that they were fully set up to offer cross-channel marketing activities.

Being present on different channels is not enough – bring them together with a solid strategy.

The communication dynamic between brand and consumer has notably changed with the growth of mobile and cloud technologies. In order to address demands for faster and real-time information companies need to utilise the multitude of communication channels available. However, simply being present where your target audience is doesn’t necessarily make your communication more effective.

There is a key difference between being “present” on these different communication channels and being “engaging” on them. Anybody can keep a social media account alive, it’s a separate challenge to utilise it to communicate with your audience/customer base effectively. This needs to be done with a fine balance of brand message, engaging updates and useful information.

Find the right tools for implementing your cross-channel communication.

You need to utilise the best tools and technologies to ensure you can engage with your customers effectively, without it interrupting your working day. Tools such as hosted VoIP and Hootsuite are both excellent new ways of bringing your communication channels together.

Hootsuite is a site that incorporates every social media platform (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, Instagram etc) into one place making social media posts and engagements more manageable than ever.

Hosted VoIP combines the internet with traditional phone systems with telephone calls becoming accessible across a range of devices such as mobile phones, desk phones and IP phones, voicemails are sent to your email inbox in the form of sound bites and maintenance costs are reduced by up to 90%. These are just some of the many benefits of switching to a hosted VoIP system.

Optimise your telecoms for all customers.

The evolution of the internet, mobile applications and cloud storage has made it easier for companies to expand internationally. However, one of the most common problems they come across is delivering the same quality of information to all customers across the globe. In order to achieve unanimous quality your telecoms solutions need to include:

● Automatic call distributors
● CRM application
● Call recording systems
● Campaign management systems
● Speech recognition systems

Boost the quality of video conferencing

The quality of conferencing solutions is an important and sometimes forgotten aspect of telecommunications. Choose the best conferencing solutions which deliver a high definition experience, enable interoperability, support mobility and integrate real-time video or audio communication features.

Using personalised SMS in your cross channel communications

SMS has been empowering business communication for many years but is now being overlooked for more engaging online opportunities such as social media. However marketers and businesses are now making a move back to SMS in attempt to create more personal relationships with their customers.

With so many mobile applications these days, receiving a text has almost become a novelty which could explain why 90% people read their SMS in the first 3 minutes of receiving them. Therefore tapping into this unused space could make for an extremely successful communication campaign.

Active presence on digital channels can improve customer loyalty and retention.

Social networks are now a major communication tool for both B2C and B2B businesses. Their major advantage being a boost of visibility and online presence whilst maintaining a human and relatable connection with customers.

Your company website is a critical touch point for both new and existing customers which is why it needs to deliver an excellent user experience. The primary function of the company website is to deliver a message to encourage further interaction and ultimately sales. This is also a great place to present your other communication channels with social media buttons, click to call functionality and interactive contact forms.

Combined with an SEO strategy, such an approach can help to attract thousands of potential new visitors to the site. This is why it is important to consider working with SEO, web design and content marketing experts to come up with the best possible visibility strategy.

New research by a New York based SEO company suggests that: “to ensure engagement across all the desired channels, marketers need to understand their specificities, as well as the types of engagement they could expect.” This means that each company should assess their opportunities and specific needs when it comes to attracting and retaining new consumers.

Today, modern companies are required to work with highly digital and extremely connected consumers and because of this they need to pinpoint the customer communication channels that could bring the most profit. By incorporating and synchronising the right platforms, strategies and technologies, businesses will be able to optimise cross-channel communications to bring maximum results.

Flipping Out: Adele Boosts Retro Phone Market | PMC Telecom

Retro is officially the new black.


In the days where a new smartphone is released approximately every 4 seconds people are looking back at technology’s humble beginnings with nostalgic fondness.

This revolution has been rocketed by the use of a flip phone in Adele’s music video for ‘Hello’ which was viewed over 50 million times in its first 48 hours of release.

Internet and social media users have enormous influence and power when it comes to viral trends; notable examples include the blue or gold dress debate, the ice bucket challenge and, rather relevantly, Adele’s comeback teaser after a 4 year hiatus.

Being one of the most anticipated musical releases of the decade meant that every detail of Adele’s third album would be immediately shared worldwide with every detail scrutinized.

Indeed people were quick to pick up on the use of a retro flip phone by a multi-millionaire; leaving the internet shaken and baffled.


This led to an interview with video Director, Xavier Dolan, in which he explains that he avoids filming with modern cars and phones since they’re a reminder of reality and reduce the piece of art to an advert.


Such is the influence of Adele (and the internet) that mobile phone giant Samsung is now bringing back the flip phone; with much better features than the original model. Already popular in Korea, the smart-flip-phone is now being brought over to the Western market.

Could the flip phone be a contender for the new ‘it’ phone of 2016?


Okay, whether Adele did inspire this flip phone rebellion may be up for debate but what’s clear is that people are beginning to appreciate the simpler times and incorporating those aspects into their now fast paced and technology heavy lifestyles.

Retro has always been ‘cool’ but with television shows, retro food, technology and vintage fashion all coming back it looks like we need to start replacing our phones with retro models to keep up with the times.

At PMC we’ve even noticed a rise in the the popularity of our retro phones, so thanks Adele!

Josh Rose – PMC Telecom