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UK PSTN Network Shutdown is real

With 2025 fast approaching, you need to think long and hard about your telecoms. Most people are still totally blind and believe this is just a new marketing ploy for telecoms companies to get business. Well if you think that…

With 2025 fast approaching, you need to think long and hard about your telecoms. Most people are still totally blind and believe this is just a new marketing ploy for telecoms companies to get business. Well if you think that you are wrong. It is only 2 and a half years away. Think back to what has happened in the last 2 and a half years and how fast that has gone.

When you say ‘everyone…’?

Yes, we mean everyone. Business and home. And it’s not just your phone services you need to think about. It’s everything else that currently uses the old phone network, all your non-voice services connected to PSTN or ISDN lines. Things like alarms, EPOS machines, door entry systems, CCTV, and faxes.

Sounds a bit drastic. Why are you doing it?

PSTN has been the backbone of the UK’s phone network for decades. But we’ve all seen the dramatic changes in technology over the past few years, especially recently. It’s all around us: smartphones, apps, the cloud, Zoom, and so on.

What you probably don’t notice so much is the infrastructure that makes everything work. The telephone lines strung across the streets, the web of copper cables buried beneath your feet, some of which have been down there since the 19th century.

So IP is better than PSTN?

Yes. As an essentially 20th century technology, the PSTN network is increasingly out of kilter with the demands of modern communications. As people switch to mobile and internet communications, everyone demands much more than the traditional technologies were designed to deliver. Which is why we’re switching to IP. It’s now time to leap forward from PSTN to embrace the boundless possibilities of digital.

Please view our brief video which gives you a small insight.

Also feel free to read BT’s blog on there page direct:- https://business.bt.com/why-choose-bt/insights/digital-transformation/uk-pstn-switch-off/