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Welcome to the new look telecoms.com. As you’ll see, we’ve spent the rainy summer months having a bit of a tidy up, rearranging the furniture and generally making space to pack more content in.

We’ve increased the amount of daily news so you can keep track of all the latest happenings in the world of telecoms – either on the site itself, via multiple RSS feeds or delivered straight into your inbox. We’re also including more exclusive content by way of features and analysis, executive interviews, statistics and company profiles.

Our industry experts will also have a greater presence on the site, giving you exclusive commentary and opinion on events as they happen. Feel free to enter into discussion and debate with them on the telecoms.com blog.

We now have three new channels dedicated to WiMAX, IMS and FMC, as well as a TV channel, TelecomsVISION TV, which features on location footage and interviews from telecoms events around the world.

But there’s plenty going on behind the scenes too. Over the next few weeks you will find more advanced search functionality, putting you in touch with exactly what you’re looking for in a quicker and easier fashion. Unfortunately all these changes mean that we’re going to have to ask you to re-register. The good news is that the registration page has been cleaned up too, so you should be logged in again within a minute.

All I can say now is go take a look around and enjoy,

James Middleton


9 comments

  1. Helder 02/10/2007 @ 5:00 pm

    Having to re-register is a tricky request. Subscribers like me, tend to be lazy by nature.
    I wouldn’t do it for that many services but you are well worthy.
    Cheers.

  2. Belle 03/10/2007 @ 1:31 am

    I like the new look. Re-registration was hassle free. More power!

  3. MK 03/10/2007 @ 11:15 am

    Re-registering is a pain and is totally unnecessary. What was the purpose of it, as it is surely not required from an IT perspective, unless you didnt have your act together or wanted to force people to update their information?

    Can you state therefore state the reason for the re-registration? The real reason.

    Imagine the headline you would write if Vodafone required ALL its subscribers to re-register their phones !!!?!

    MK

  4. admin 03/10/2007 @ 11:38 am

    Yes, re-registering is a bit of a pain. It’s not as bad as, say, earache, but it is a touch irritating. The reason we’re asking people to go through the process is because we suspect we’ve got some registered users who no longer use the site. To evolve the Vodafone analogy, this will enable us to close down the accounts of our equivalent of pre-paid users who haven’t made or received a call in six months. Apologies for the inconvenience. There’s nothing sinister about it, we promise.

  5. Rodrigo 03/10/2007 @ 3:27 pm

    The only pain was having to switch from a username to an e-mail address. Keep up the good work!

  6. atkish 03/10/2007 @ 5:09 pm

    Congratulations on making the site more informative and attention to need to push more from readers, in fact the world is moving in that direction in all fields, driven by google suvvy youth with mobiles and chat and bloggers like joggers

  7. Ken 05/10/2007 @ 4:02 pm

    Good layout. Looking forward to finding more exciting features.

  8. MK 05/10/2007 @ 5:27 pm

    Thanks ‘Admin’ for a) putting my post up, and b) responding to it. I definitly cant accuse you of avoiding “sticky questions”. And that is what makes the approach of Telecoms.com so refreshing.

    But re-registration for 1000’s of people is a pain, a different pain than earache I agree, but a paint nonetheless, especially as all current registration information was not presented.

    > The reason we’re asking people to go through the process is because we suspect we’ve got some registered users who no longer use the site.

    That could have been simply handled in another way, and no need to ask all registered people to re-register. Just set a flag on the accounts that dont use the site, so that when they actually do log-in the next time, they are prompted, and if they never log-in, so be it. Your login system would and should be able to record who is logging in and when, and who hasnt. Having an idle user account surely doesnt cost the system, process anything? It happens with IT systems all the time, and Voda and all Networks have many many idle phones on their systems.

    > There’s nothing sinister about it, we promise.

    I didnt doubt your bona fide’s. Just questioning your Change Management prowess.

    It was a good site and I look forward to it being a good site.

    MK

  9. Saleem 06/10/2007 @ 1:55 pm

    If you need the information then you have to keep up with it! Re-registering is always a pain. However, your site contains valuable information which I encourage my colleagues to visit often. Keep up the good work.

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