Capital Business Report in City AM commissioned by Relish
London, 24th Sep 2015: Capital Business report on the impact of technology and broadband on London’s businesses.
Over the past 10 years, small and medium businesses have experienced huge changes to the way they do business, with almost everything requiring a level of online interaction. New 8-page report commissioned by Relish looks into the impact of technology and broadband on capital’s SMEs.
It brings an insight on:
How to adapt your business to welcome the next generation of millennials into your workforce.
What can London businesses do to help improve the internet speeds in the capital’s digital hub, the Silicon Roundabout.
How wearable technology could be changing the workplace.
or What’s Jimmy Wales’ favourite piece of technology.
Go on a diet - or end a relationship: Relish reveals the top 10 things Britons would rather do than switch broadband provider
London, 13th Aug 2015: 6.5 million Brits claim their broadband is unreliable, yet would prefer to do almost anything than change suppliers, opinion poll reveals.
New research commissioned by Relish, London’s wireless broadband provider, today lays bare the extreme lengths Brits would be willing to go to if it meant they could avoid the hassle of changing their broadband provider.
Recent regulation changes by Ofcom have made it easier than ever for consumers to switch their broadband supplier. However, although official figures show that almost 6.5 million Brits struggle with unreliable broadband connections, just 15% of those planning to switch suppliers this year are doing so in response to the regulatory changes.
London, 16th Apr 2015: How evolving technology has changed the way we work and communicate; and what the future holds.
Learn how technology has changed in recent years for both consumers and businesses, with particular emphasis on the decline of the landline and increased internet reliance. Can you guess what future technology will change the way we communicate and how?
“The landline will be non-existent in the office of 2025 and will be virtually extinct in the home. The workplace of the future will not take the form of an outdated central location, but workers will have the flexibility to work from home, or wherever there is a broadband connection."
“Since the introduction of mobile technology, businesses and homeowners have increasingly harnessed the opportunity to become more agile and flexible, and cut back on unnecessary costs. As a result, the need for landline telephones has dramatically declined.”
We compiled in a white paper the most interesting findings of our ‘Future of technology in our connected world’ roundtable debate with panel of technology experts.
London, 13th Feb 2015: Panel of experts discuss the future of technology at roundtable debate, hosted by Relish broadband.
Landline telephone, live TV and screens will become obsolete within 10 years.
Rise of wearable technology is to overtake our need for devices.
Generation of digital natives will transform the office and business infrastructure as we know it.
The counter-cultural ‘maker movement’ will revolutionise our approach to technology and the way we work.
The QWERTY keyboard, mobile and landline telephones, live TV and screens as we know them will fall victim to technological evolution within the next ten years, revolutionising the way we work and live. This is according to a roundtable of technology experts, brought together by Relish broadband to discuss the future of technology last week.
Panel included government advisors, industry experts and futurologists.
The “Future communications in our connected world” roundtable debate, hosted by Relish, London’s wireless broadband provider, gathered industry experts, government advisors and futurologists to explore how communication technology will change and what the future looks like for consumers and businesses.
Tristan Wilkinson, an Associate at Digital Citizens, argued the social amplification of technology has had the most profound effect on both consumers and businesses: “For the first time in 20 years we have seen URL registration decrease as social media continues to dominate the landscape.”
Relish Broadband awarded for innovation at uSwitch Broadband Awards 2015
London, 30th Jan 2015: Relish, London’s wireless broadband provider, was last night presented with the coveted ‘Best Broadband Innovation’ award at the annual uSwitch Broadband Awards 2015.
Best Broadband Innovation uSwitch award
Citing ‘no landline fees’, ‘freedom from lengthy installation times’ as a key factor behind its success and the reasons for the award, the panel of eight independent judges also stated that the win could be a pointer to the future of home broadband.
Will Harnden, Chief Marketing Officer at Relish commented: “We are delighted to have been recognised for innovation at the uSwitch Broadband Awards 2015. With innovation at its heart, Relish launched last year with the purpose of challenging and disrupting the current status quo, offering businesses and consumers broadband that is free from complicated pricing structures and the need for a landline.”
The judging panel, made up of technology industry leading journalists from the Mail Online, The Telegraph, Wired and CNET, selected winners based on their expertise in the broadband sector.
Brits underestimate landline cost by a staggering £1.6 billion a year
London, 8th January 2015: Relish, London’s wireless broadband provider, today reveals that people across the UK are underestimating the cost of their home phones by a whopping £1.6 billion each year.
With a total of 25 million fixed residential landlines in the UK(1), research from Relish uncovered a colossal 47% miscalculation to the cost of having a landline, as the nation remains perplexed by complicated broadband and landline pricing structures.
At the start of the New Year, many broadband providers promote discounted broadband packages to attract new customers. However, these pricing structures can be complicated and monthly landline rental is still required in order to access the internet by most providers.
A total of 30% of the nation admitted that they do not know how much they are spending on their landline, estimating the monthly expenditure at £11.39. However, the average cost of a landline in the UK has risen 68%(2) in the last 10 years. With further price hikes by most UK providers in 2014, the average cost of line rental has now risen even further to £16.77(3).
In addition, Relish, which operates without the need for a landline, found that more than one in three (39%) people in the UK have no idea how much their total broadband and line rental package costs them every month.
(1) As of December 2013 - research carried out by Ofcom.
(2) Ofcom Communications Market report 2013, BT.
(3) Based on average price of line rental from BT (£16.99), Sky (£16.40), Virgin (£16.99) and TalkTalk (£16.70).
The end of the line for the landline
The landline is all but a thing of the past according to research published today by Relish, which highlights that people across the UK can’t recall their phone number and purposely ignore landline calls, despite paying a monthly charge for the service.
The research, commissioned by Relish, London’s new broadband service that operates without the need for a landline, revealed that despite paying monthly line rental charges, over a third (35%) of the UK ignore their home phone when it rings, amid fears it will be a sales call.
This October, Relish broadband took to the streets of London armed with £50 for anyone who could call their home landline number. How do you think you would fare in the same situation? Check out our video and see the results...
CEBR reveals broadband nightmare for London’s small businesses
The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has produced a report1 which unveils a multitude of issues compromising the effectiveness of the 420,630 SME’s trying to build a successful business in the capital.
Commissioned by Relish, London’s new communications provider, the report highlights that London’s SMEs are wasting £37m a year on increasingly redundant landlines, adding to cost and frustrations. Nearly two thirds (62%) of SMEs are confident that they could operate effectively without a landline.
Report from CEBR reveals shocking state of London broadband
A study published today by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) highlights the excessive costs faced by consumers and businesses in unwanted landline rental charges and unnecessary installation costs, across London.
Over a third, (34%) of the capital’s population surveyed online say they rarely¹ use their home landline for voice calls and 62%² of SMEs are confident that their business could operate effectively without a landline.
A transformation in London's broadband begins today, with the launch of Relish – the new central London “plug and play” service that spells the end for connection delays and complicated tariffs – without the need for a telephone landline.
Relish aims to disrupt the London broadband market with a combination of next working day delivery, instant connection, and transparent pricing. It offers both Home Broadband and a Pocket Hub for mobile broadband.
UK Broadband today announces the launch of Relish, a transformational broadband offering for both businesses and consumers in the capital, which provides fast speeds without the wires and is self set-up in minutes.
Relish aims to disrupt the London broadband market with a combination of instant connection, unlimited data, and transparent pricing. It offers four core products: Home Broadband, Business Broadband, Mobile Broadband (Pocket Hub) and Dedicated Business Internet.