What is structured cabling?

June 14, 2017 | Posted in Data Cabling | By

What is structured cabling?

“Structured cabling” is basically an organised approach to cabling your network.  It provides cabling infrastructure capabilities throughout your building. It delivers a reliable, predictable and flexibility service, allowing maximum service performance, enabling multiple devices to be attached and gives scope for your business to grow.

When compared with traditional point to point cabling – where a cable is run to and from devices that need connectivity, structured cabling has many more benefits.

Within a structured cabling system, network hardware such as patch panels mean that devices can be connected easily, but also without needing new cables pulling each time a device needs to be moved or taken out. Instead, all patch panels are cabled to a server or network room where all device MACs (moves, adds and changes) take place with the use of patch leads. These create circuits within the distribution point for the devices, from desktops and servers to wireless access points and telephones, to connect easily to the network.

So what are the benefits of having structured cabling solutions for your business?


Please support the Time To End Loneliness campaign

April 2, 2017 | Posted in Community | By


Millrose Telecom is this year proud to support the Time to End Loneliness | Cambridgeshire Timebanking Crowdfunder 2017

This campaign is raising funds to help Cambridgeshire Timebanks continue to fight loneliness. Loneliness can affect anyone at any stage of their life whether you are a new mum, a pensioner who has outlived their friends, or moved to a new area.


British Summer Time: How to change the clock on NEC phones

March 25, 2017 | Posted in Business Telecoms | By

Here’s a handy guide on how to change the time on the digital display of NEC phone systems:



Telecom and data cabling surveys. What’s the point?

March 20, 2017 | Posted in Business Telecoms, Data Cabling | By


Surveying is part of the service that is offered by Millrose Telecom. But what is a survey and what are they used for?

Surveys are useful for both residential and business telecom and datacabling installations (and de-installations). An incorrectly surveyed site can cause problems that result in extra costs to the client, potentially over running on time and causing health and safety issues. To ensure that a job runs smoothly, safely, on time and on budget, surveying is a vital part of sales and project management processes.


Telephones for the elderly – things to consider

March 11, 2017 | Posted in Residential | By


I have worked in telecoms for many years, including time spent with BT and Virgin Media fixing residential telephone faults. I have seen how vitally important it is for the elderly and those with limited mobility and/or sight and hearing impairments to be able to keep in touch with family and friends via the telephone.

Millrose Telecom often receives requests from the elderly to assist with telephone faults. Worried relatives also get in contact asking for help ensuring their loved one’s home has a suitable communication system in place.

There are a few things that I have learnt over the years. If you are of limited mobility, visually or hearing impaired, or have an elderly relative who depends very much on the telephone then here are some pointers for you.