FCS News

New emergency video relay service for sign language users

From next year, British Sign Language users will be able to contact the emergency services using video relay, under new rules announced today by Ofcom. Under our existing rules, people with hearing or speech impairments can already communicate with other people over...

FCS Business Radio Event 2021

Save the Date! FCS are pleased to announce the next Business Radio event will take place on the Thursday 21st October 2021. We hope this year will be our first face-to-face event and look forward to seeing you all there. More details to follow soon.

GigaTAG Project

FCS is engaging with GigaTAG project which was asked by DCMS to develop a set of recommendations to help support consumer and business migration to gigabit-capable networks and the services. You can view the report here

RIA launches HS2 ‘Meet the Bidder’ Sessions 2021

The Railway Industry Association (RIA), the national trade body for rail suppliers, has launched a series of ‘Meet the Bidder’ sessions of behalf of HS2, from 17 to 30 June 2021. Taking place over two weeks, RIA will be organising a series of meetings between HS2’s...

FCS Announces new board member

Posted on 27/04/2021 FCS are pleased to welcome new board member Simon Parsons as a Non Executive Director. Simon has worked in radiocommunications for over 40 years, and is a member of the Business radio council. Please find Simon’s full Bio below. Simon has worked...

FCS Announces new co-chairs for CSP group

Posted on 13/04/2021 FCS are pleased to announce two new co-chairs for the CSP group. Mark Johnson from 9 Group and Ben Attenborrow from Sempervox, please find their information below. Mark Johnson  Mark started his career in Retail banking and then Leasing Finance to...

ICO and Ofcom publish joint action plan for tackling nuisance calls

Posted on 23/03/2021 The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and Ofcom have today outlined a joint plan for tackling nuisance and scam calls for 2021/2022. The ICO takes the lead on tackling live and recorded marketing calls and nuisance text messages and emails....

FCS are proud to support Channel Live

Posted on 03/03/2021 FCS are proud to be support Channel Live online event which is taking place over two days 3rd and 4th March 2021.The event provides the perfect opportunity for our sector to reconnect with 2 days of networking, new business opportunities and...

Ofcom Customer Switching Consultation

Posted on 24/02/2021 FCS has provided a summary to members on the Ofcom Customer Switching Consultation and request feedback. A call will take place 3rd March. FCS Members please log in below for further details. Ofcom has published a...

FCS Responds to Ofcom’s consultation on its annual plan of work

Posted on 10/02/2021 FCS Responds to Ofcom's consultation on its annual plan of work FCS has responded to Ofcom's latest consultation on its proposed plan of work for 2021/22. The FCS response raises concerns around Ofcom's oversight of the UK migration to All IP...

FCS strengthens its industry engagement team

Posted on 09/02/2021 I am delighted to announce that, at this critical time for the industry, FCS is strengthening its representational team with the addition of Megan Corcoran and Steve Kerr. Megan and Steve will work alongside Richard Gill and Michael Eagle in...

Ofcom New plans for seamless broadband switching

Posted on 03/02/2021 As an advocate of One Touch Customer Switching FCS welcome Ofcom’s new plans for seamless broadband switching. Broadband and landline customers would benefit from quicker, simpler and more reliable switching, under Ofcom plans to introduce a new...

Comms Business Awards Watch online

To watch the recording click here.For a Full list of winners click.There were a number of FCS members who won an award, find out more here.

Comms Business Awards

Posted on 20/01/2021 FCS are proud supporters of the Comms Business Awards and would like to congratulate the below FCS members who won an award. Jola - Diversity in the Workplace award. Gamma - Contact Centre Vendor award. Air IT - MSP of the Year Highnet Solutions -...

Industry update call: Coronavirus Covid-19

Having trouble viewing this email? Read it onlineail? Read it online 14 January 2021 Industry update call: Coronavirus Covid-19 Monday 18 January 2021 16:30 - 17:00 As part of our communications on Coronavirus Covid-19, we would like to invite Openreach customers to...

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