The big switch off is planned for 2025, but why is ISDN being switched off?
There are two main reasons why ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) technology is being switched off.
Firstly, the outdated network, first introduced in the 1980s, is no longer fit for purpose. Technology has advanced in leaps and bounds since then and we now need infrastructure that can keep up with our modern ways of working. Secondly, newer, more advanced technologies have emerged which offer many useful features and functionality alongside other business benefits. Read our related blog to find out more about when the big switch off is happening.
The alternatives to the old analogue network are cloud-based telephony services and solutions. The benefits of cloud-based solutions and advanced technologies are significant and can have a positive impact on businesses. Openreach are switching off the PSTN and ISDN infrastructure in 2025, the focus can shift to rolling out and maintaining a newer, fibre network offering businesses the opportunity to access greater capacity, higher resilience and faster speeds. This aligns with the growing demand for fibre services throughout the UK, where fibre installations are taking place every single day.
The benefits of this new infrastructure are vast. Your phone system is just the beginning – in the cloud, you can enjoy SLAs, reduced maintenance costs, and easier infrastructure management. Going digital opens up a world of possibilities with advanced solutions that can help businesses operate more efficiently and cost-effectively. Additionally, cloud systems offer heightened security features to protect your data and business from evolving cybersecurity threats and ensure regulatory compliance. With 24/7 visibility, greater threat detection, and enhanced protection against certain types of attacks, your business is safer than ever before.
In summary, saying goodbye to the ISDN is a necessary step to keep up with the changing demands of our digital world. Embracing new, advanced technologies and cloud-based solutions offers businesses more benefits than ever before. With faster, more reliable connectivity and enhanced security features, businesses can streamline their operations and compete more effectively in the digital marketplace. Read our related blogs in this series as outlined below.
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