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  • Chess strengthens partner focus with acquisition of TMS

    Alderley Edge, Cheshire – 24th September – Chess ICT, one of the UK’s leading technology solutions providers, is delighted to announce its acquisition of TMS, an independent channel-focused expert in billing solutions, hosted voice and data connectivity solutions for IT and telecoms suppliers.


  • 6 key features essential to a successful hosted voice service


  • Fraud Alert

    Fraud Alert for Telecoms Companies

We would like to bring your attention to an active fraud involving Telecoms companies throughout the UK, with the latest attempt on Tuesday afternoon. 

Some of you may have heard of the fraudster 'Josif' before, a man who calls in looking to purchase Virtual Telephone numbers (mainly 0203) and wants to divert them to mobile. 'Josif' is still active and also tries to buy hosted telephony arranging the use of soft phones. He may also inquire about diverting these to Paris or similar. The line will then see a huge spike in traffic, typically on a Friday night ahead of the weekend when nobody is around to notice.
We suggest you keep your teams informed.

    Some of the aliases 'Josif' has been known to use are:


  • Broadband Switching

    New Broadband Switching Process

    Ofcom is making changes to the process for switching broadband providers. These changes will come into effect on 20th June 2015.

    Summary of the changes: