Things you didnt know about the PSTN and ISDN switch off

In 2025, British Telecom (BT) will permanently switch off analogue phone lines. This may seem some time away, something to worry about later, but businesses must understand the implications of the change and how to prepare for it in good time. Which services are being switched off? What will it mean for your business, and what are the alternatives? There are also some points which you may not know about the switch off which may surprise you!

BT has announced its plans to switch off all public switched telephone network (PSTN) services by 2025. The PTSN consists of the telephone lines, ISDN Lines, and other hardware required to allow traditional analogue telephones to work.

The final switch-off is scheduled for 2025, but BT is phasing out ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) and PSTN from 2020 when it will stop allowing businesses to acquire these services.

So here are a few points which you may not have thought about, that aren’t just about phones!

  • Redcare/Alarm lines that are on analogue PSTN lines will be affected
  • Emergency Phones in lifts that are connected to analogue PSTN lines will be affected
  • Domestic analogue telephone lines will be affected
  • PDQ Machines that are connected to PSTN Lines will be affected
  • Broadband Connections such as ADSL and FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet) will be affected

So, if you do have any of these other services, you will also need to think about how these will be managed and moved ahead of the switch-off.

You can find out more by attending our Lunch and Learn on the 19th August 2021 at 12:30pm. Register by clicking the link below.

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