If you’re a business in the UK, you may have heard of the upcoming PSTN switch off. This is a really important event because after this point, all legacy phone and internet lines will stop working.
In case you weren’t aware of the importance of this, we’ve written this blog post to keep you fully informed.
What’s the PSTN switch off?
The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), which is the traditional copper network used by many businesses, is being phased out and will be fully closed down by 2025. This means that all legacy phone lines and broadband connections across the UK will need to be upgraded to a fully digital service before this date.
If your business is affected, it’s essential that you start exploring the new and futureproofed digital services available to you now.
When’s the PSTN switch off date?
According to BT, the switch off date for the analogue Public Switched Telephone Network or PSTN is December 2025. After this date, every business will need to have moved to a fully digital service.
In addition, many locations across the UK will be affected by a stop sale on any new ISDN or PSTN-based services much sooner than that. By September 2023, you’ll no longer be able to buy a traditional phone line across any exchange area.
What does this mean for my business?
The traditional copper PSTN network is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain and is no longer cost-effective. As a result, all businesses still using this network will need to upgrade to a fully digital service before the upcoming switch off.
If you don’t switch in time, you’ll risk losing both phone and internet connectivity, which could have a highly disruptive impact on your business.
To future-proof your business and ensure that you stay ahead of the curve, it’s time to upgrade to a digital solution. At Tetra Networks, we offer the latest VoIP technology, which provides better call quality and is more reliable than traditional phone lines. We also offer modern internet solutions like SoGEA, which provide fast speeds without having to pay for a separate phone line.
What should I do next?
The first step is to check if your business still has any standard PSTN lines in use. We can help survey your existing telephony and broadband setup and provide you with a definite answer. If you still have any legacy lines in place, we can help your business stay connected with a seamless transition to a digital solution.
Don’t wait until it’s too late. Upgrade your phone lines and broadband with Tetra Networks and enjoy the benefits of reliable and efficient telephony and internet for your business.
Contact our Sales Team on 0300 373 0747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange your free survey today and start future-proofing your business.