The legacy PSTN had served its purpose for over 100 years, but it could no longer support the demands of today's level of communication and so needed to be replaced with a far more resilient network fibre.
What is the purpose of turning off PSTN? .
The world is changing, and so is the way people communicate. The legacy PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) had served its purpose, but it no longer supports the demands of today’s level of communication. As a result, Openreach is updating local telephone exchanges across the UK to move away from traditional PSTN lines such as analogue or digital phone lines, ISDN phone systems used by businesses and older internet connections such as ADSL and FTTC broadband to a full-fibre network.
How will it affect and benefit my business?
The introduction of a full-fibre network is revolutionising the way we communicate, allowing people to stay connected like never before. With lightning fast speeds and reliable connectivity available at an affordable price point this upgrade will have widespread implications on our ability to take advantage of all that technology has to offer - offering boundless possibilities for growth and prosperity in both home & business settings.
Do I need to take any action??
Businesses of all sizes are set to experience a transformative upgrade with the rollout of fibre-optic broadband. Through Openreach's installation process, optical splitters will be placed in street-level cabinets allowing direct connections from exchanges into homes and offices. To take full advantage, businesses should consider investing in updated equipment such as VoIP solutions – replacing ISDN, analogue phone systems or Fax machines to take advantage of the benefits that high-speed internet connectivity can offer for even more exciting opportunities than ever before. Don't get caught unaware - the switch from PSTN and ISDN services to new, more digital solutions is happening faster than you think. The time for exploration is now! Discover all the incredible possibilities available to propel your business forward before PSTN switch off in 2025.