Businesses are moving to cloud-hosted phone systems, SIP trunking and SoGEA internet circuits because Openreach is withdrawing its old copper services, such as PSTN and ISDN phone lines, and broadband services, including ADSL and FTTC connections.
GOODBYE COPPER, HELLO FIBRE
We have created a short guide "Preparing for the Openreach switch-off" for those on the first step of the journey to future-proofing their business communications.
MORE ABOUT FIBRE
WHERE WILL IT START?
Salisbury is the first city for withdrawal of the UK's ageing copper network and will be the first full fibre city by the end of 2022!
WHAT CAN I DO WITH FIBRE?
With a fibre connection in place, you can enjoy better internet speeds and access to cloud services, such as telephony, video calls, instant messaging, screen sharing, data storage, cyber security, Microsoft 365 and more.
DO I NEED TO CHANGE MY PHONE SYSTEM?
Some phone systems will already be compatible with new fibre voice connectivity services, known as SIP. Some may need a convertor. Others maybe too old for this technology and you will need to replace it. But there are plenty of benefits!
I CANNOT GET FIBRE
Don’t worry. We can use SoGEA internet connections in the meantime to provide you with cost-effective FTTC speeds and to support voice services to replace PSTN and ISDN.
Openreach is on course to replace all copper connections by the end of 2025 and lockdown has not delayed their rollout timetable.
THE ISDN SWITCH-OFF INFOGRAPHIC
Copper is on its way out. This means the old public switched telephone network including PSTN and ISDN phone lines used by businesses, and all older internet connections, such as ADSL and FTTC broadband, will become obsolete.
Openreach is replacing these ageing copper circuits with new, resilient, super-fast technology made from fibre. The job will be completed by the end of 2025, but some towns, cities and counties will lose their copper services sooner.
All businesses need to prepare to future-proof their main forms of communication.
Please see our infographic here to understand more about the process, the deadlines involved and how you can prepare.
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