Enabling the Future of Work: The Role of Telecoms in Supporting Hybrid Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic completely transformed the way we work and while the Global Health Emergency may be over it looks like home and hybrid working are here to stay. With the rise of these dynamic work structures, the role of telecoms in supporting workers has become more important than ever before. Telecommunication companies are at the forefront of supporting hybrid workers, enabling them to work seamlessly and efficiently, regardless of their location. In this blog post, we will explore the critical role of telecoms in supporting this.

What is Hybrid Work?

Hybrid work is a work model that combines both remote and in-office work. This model allows employees to work from home or any other location, while also coming into the office for specific meetings or events. The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of hybrid work, with many companies realising the benefits of this model, such as increased flexibility and improved work-life balance. Many workers too see the option of WFH or hybrid work as a high priority.

How Telecoms Support Hybrid Workers

Telecoms plays a crucial role in supporting hybrid workers, providing the necessary infrastructure and tools to enable remote and flexible work. Here are just some of the ways in which telecoms enable this new way of working:

  1. High-speed Internet: With the majority of work now being conducted online, high-speed internet has become a basic requirement for any employee. The increasing rollout of super fast full fibre ensures that remote workers can access the internet seamlessly and without interruption.
  2. Virtual Private Networks (VPNs): VPNs allow remote workers to access their company’s network securely protecting sensitive data from cyber threats.
  3. Cloud Services: Cloud services allow employees to access and share their files and applications from anywhere, making remote work more convenient.
  4. Video Conferencing: Video conferencing has become a crucial tool for hybrid workers to communicate and collaborate with their team members.
  5. Collaboration tools: Apps that allow workers get the full functionality of their office handset on their mobile mean they can still transfer calls between staff seamlessly. They are also crucial in helping maintain work and personal separation.

The Benefits of Telecoms in Supporting Hybrid Workers

By supporting hybrid workers, telecoms offer a range of benefits to both employees and employers. These include:

  1. Increased Flexibility: Telecoms provide the necessary infrastructure and tools for employees to work from anywhere, giving them greater flexibility and control over their work-life balance.
  2. Improved Productivity: By enabling hybrid and adaptive working, telecoms make it easier for employees to work without distractions, resulting in increased productivity.
  3. Cost Savings: Hybrid work models can benefit both employees and employers. By reducing the need for office space and commuting, hybrid work can result in significant cost savings.
  4. Talent Retention: Offering flexible work arrangements such as hybrid work can help companies retain their top talent. By providing a better work-life balance, companies can improve employee satisfaction and reduce staff turnover.


The role of telecoms in supporting hybrid workers is becoming more and more crucial. By providing the necessary infrastructure and tools, the latest telecoms advances enable employees to work remotely and flexibly, resulting in increased productivity and improved work-life balance. As companies continue to adopt hybrid work models, the role of telecoms will become even more critical in ensuring that employees can work seamlessly and efficiently, regardless of their location.


Full fibre rollout – an update from Deep Blue

With technology moving at an unprecedented pace, staying ahead of the curve is vital for businesses to thrive. This is especially true of telecoms, where users demand faster, more reliable, and future-proof services. That’s why Deep Blue are working hard to move our customers onto full fibre and SoGEA broadband.

The PSTN switch off

Openreach has been planning to switch off its legacy network, including the PSTN and ISDN, for some time now. The switch-off is currently scheduled for December 2025, and this means that businesses need to start preparing for the change sooner rather than later.

At Deep Blue, we believe that the switch-off presents an opportunity for businesses to future-proof and get the most from their telecoms. That’s why we’ve been encouraging our customers to make the switch to full fibre and SOGEA services. These services not only offer faster speeds and greater reliability, but are increasingly more cost effective than their legacy counter parts.

What are we doing to assist our customers?

We’ve already moved a number of our customers onto these services, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive; with improved performance and reliability, as well as cost savings. They’ve also appreciated the peace of mind that comes with knowing that they have made the move ahead of the rush as we approach the big switch off.

For those still on ADSL and FTTC we are in the process of contacting sites that can move to start the upgrade process. The next batch of upgrades is booked for the end of May and emails for those we hope to move in June will be going out shortly.

Do you need to do anything?

You do not need to do anything as we will contact you to arrange the migration process, however, if you don’t want to wait and would like to request a move sooner then you can contact a member of the team at or on 0333 240 9100.

In Summary

The switch-off of the PSTN and ISDN networks presents a great opportunity for businesses. Full fibre and SOGEA services offer faster speeds, greater reliability, and future-proofing, they can also lead to significant cost savings. At Deep Blue, we’ve already moved a number of our customers onto these services, and we believe that they are the way forward for businesses looking to stay ahead of the curve.

A message from the Captain

Well, the day arrived on Sunday last, and the weather was kind for the Mascot Gold Cup. This message is to say a very big THANK YOU to the 30 fans who made the trip to the races to cheer on our Superhero, Captain Comms, and particularly to the donations received for our chosen charity: Martin House Children’s Hospice. We set a target of £500, and I’m pleased to say we smashed that figure by raising just shy of £800.

Our Sue Ryder Mascot Gold Cup 2023 page was one of the most successful JustGiving pages last month. Out of thousands of fundraisers, we were in the top 20%. Congratulations to each and every-one of you for raising so much for Martin House Hospice for Children and Young People – you are absolute heroes.

Hero on parade!

So, to the day itself. 81 mascots entered which started with The Mascots Parade, view the parade here. Then some horses did their thing for a couple of races before the Mascot Gold Cup, the highlight of the day. You can see how the race played out here.

Raring to go!

Unfortunately our hero, Captain Comms, was given a massive handicap and was told in no uncertain terms by the race officials that he was not allowed to use any of his super-powers. More like slow, buffering internet rather that the superfast speed the Captain is used to delivering. However, like the gallant hero he is, a top ten finish when last off the blocks was more than commendable. So well done to the thoroughbred inside the costume who took over from the original knackered pit pony!!!

If only he could have used his super powers!

Once again, many thanks for your wonderful support and very best regards,

Ross (on behalf of our superhero, The Captain Comms)

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Understanding the Switch Off – What is Stop Sell?

To help us prepare for the digital upgrade Openreach has started their stop sell on analogue phone lines to new customers – this will be a phased operation due to be completed by September 2023 across the UK.

It’s important to note however that in some locations where FTTP is available, the stop selling in this area could be before that time. Once 75% of homes and businesses connected to a particular exchange can get full fibre broadband the stop sell will be implemented.

When Openreach is planning to withdraw a product, there is an intermediate stage called stop sell whereby further sales of that product are stopped. This ensures that the total number of lines remaining on that product does not increase, to facilitate the subsequent withdrawal of the product.

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Traditional phone lines to homes and businesses will no longer be supported after this time. That’s why it’s imperative to start thinking about your transition to digital sooner rather than later.

Customers will be expected to have migrated their services to alternative products.

Looking after our customers

For customers of Deep Blue, there is no need to worry about the upgrading process. The company’s dedicated team will keep a close eye on the availability of FTTP in your area and get in touch with you as soon as it is available. They will discuss the various options with you and help you choose the most suitable one based on your specific requirements. So, sit back and relax, knowing that the experts at Deep Blue have got you covered.

What happens if you are not a customer of Deep Blue?

If you are not currently a customer of Deep Blue and are concerned about the upcoming switch to digital services, there’s no need to worry.

Switching to Deep Blue is seamless and easy, and our team will guide you through the entire process. We offer a range of flexible and affordable packages designed to meet the needs of businesses of all sizes.

Our services are future-proof, meaning that you can rest assured that your business will be equipped to handle the demands of the digital age for years to come.

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional customer service, and our team will work closely with you to ensure that you get the services you need to keep your business running smoothly.

So, if you’re looking for a reliable and trusted telecoms provider, look no further than Deep Blue– call 0333 240 9100 to find out more.