Don’t leave your business behind with traditional phone lines.
In 2015, BT announced that they will be switching off the PSTN and ISDN in 2025, marking the biggest change in the telecoms industry for over 30 years.
The Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) allows calls to be made over copper telephone lines and fibre telephone lines using analogue signalling and is known as “traditional telephony”.
As broadband services have increased in reliability and quality over the past 10 years, the PSTN has evolved to support this change to an almost completely digital network using digital technology. This means there will no longer be a requirement for the majority of traditional fixed line telephony users for fixed-analogue services in the coming years and traditional fixed lines and calls will cease to exist.
The priority for Openreach moving forward, is to maintain a high availability fibre first network, as a result their legacy infrastructure and equipment serving the PSTN is now ageing and becoming more difficult to maintain.
At the end of December 2025 traditional telephony, including fixed lines and services in the PSTN (ISDN2 and ISDN30) will be switched off and withdrawn from service. Officially from September 2023 you will no longer be able to purchase new ISDN (Digital) and analogue lines. It will be sooner in certain areas and if the full fibre rollout completes ahead of schedule.
What does this mean for your business?
This means businesses should start preparing for the future. Moving away from the PSTN is also cost-effective, which is why many businesses are making the switch now.
Speak to Evoke as soon as possible if you are still using a traditional phone line – we can help future-proof your business and save you money. Contact the team on 0800 8403688 or [email protected].