Are you ready for the UK's 2025 PSTN Switch-off? Here's what you need to know about possibly the largest change in the UK’s telephone network in a generation. Make sure you're not left behind!
BT Openreach are planning to close their Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) in December 2025, this change will affect all business and home users, who will need to migrate their existing PSTN and ISDN based services to more secure IP based digital solutions, before this date.
The change could also affect other services that are delivered via the PSTN that you may not have thought of, such as broadband, alarm lines, credit card and fax machines. To ensure this change has the least impact on your business you should start planning now!
The PSTN network was first installed in our towns and city's more than 100 years ago and it was only designed to carry voice. During the late 20th and early 21st century there has been a communication revolution, which largely exceeds the capability of the current copper based network. IP technology provides for faster, more reliable and secure communications with features that once could only have been dreamt of. Now is the time to take advantage of those benefits!
Making the change to new IP based services isn’t just about BT's closure of their existing PSTN network. It’s about embracing the benefits that digital IP technology can bring to your business. In most cases these include substantially lowering your business costs and leveraging the productivity and collaboration benefits that the latest technology can deliver. There is no better time to take advantage of the opportunities that moving to IP can offer.
Planning your move to IP based products and services now, rather than waiting until the last minute, gives you time to assess what your business needs. It's an excellent time to review how you work with your colleagues, suppliers and customers to take advantage of new technology. Now is an exciting time!
CommPoint can offer a wide range of products and services to replace those traditionally delivered over the PSTN network. These include Voice Over IP Telephony (VoIP) to replace your existing PSTN/ISDN voice services and Fibre To The Premises (FTTP), Fibre To The Cabinet (FTTC SOGEA), or Leased Lines to replace existing Broadband services.
There are already more than 200 exchanges in 'stop-sell', meaning you're unable to order PSTN/ISDN products served by them. With more being added every month, there's never been a better time to call one of our experienced consultants to see how they can help you...