Are you ready for the PSTN switch off?

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) will be fully closed down by 2025.

Ahead of this point, every legacy phone line and broadband connection across the UK will need to be upgraded to a fully digital service that uses internet protocol (IP) across a fibre-based network.

All 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, will all become fully obsolete once the PSTN has been fully switched off.

The future is digital so going forward, all phone calls will be made over the internet using IP technology and solutions such as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and SIP (Session Initiation Protocol voice technology and broadband services such as SoGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access) and FTTP (Fibre to the Premises).

What is the consumer impact of the PSTN switch-off in the UK?
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As traditional #PSTN lines phase out, businesses now have a range of advanced connectivity options. Voice over Internet Protocol (#VoIP) enables seamless and flexible voice communication over the internet, ensuring efficient business calls. Fiber to the Business (#FTTB) provides lightning-fast internet directly to offices, enhancing productivity and online operations. Mobile networks and #5G technology offer high-speed internet on-the-go, catering to the needs of mobile businesses. Cloud-based platforms provide accessible collaborative tools, fostering teamwork and innovation. This transition will empower businesses with efficient, fast, and versatile digital connectivity solutions.

SIP.

Our ISIP Platform, connected to our Global Network, gives global coverage leveraging Ribbon technology (SBC) as a service solution that enables you to benefit from high-quality cloud voice and video, with no compromise on security or performance. It is accessible from anywhere in the world, highly flexible and delivered via a single partner, Connect.

  • From a single channel upwards to support a FAX, lift line, or traditional phone service via a provided or self-provided ATA adapter or SBC (for ISDN multichannel) service.
  • Our ISIP platform offers reporting- from basic usage to complex reports which can be auto sent on a regular basis.
  • Our ISIP platform allows calls to be routed to various different platforms such as MS Teams, Cisco Webex, Five9 and Genesys.


Journey from ISDN/PSTN to SIP.


An example of how a replacement digital solution could look.

Connectivity options.

Ethernet Fibre Service

  • Defined service bearer / Defined CDR (Committed data rate)
  • Fully Symmetrical / Uncontended
  • No download / upload limits
  • Connected to CRISP / Supports Quality of Service
  • Fully monitored and managed (via Juniper Router)
  • Includes Managed Router – self install
  • 6-hour carrier fix SLA

FTTP Service

  • A-Symmetrical service with bandwidth options depending on location and availability
  • No download / upload limits
  • Connected to CRISP / Supports Quality of Service
  • Fully monitored and managed (via Juniper Router)
  • Includes Managed Router – self install
  • TBC carrier fix SLA

SoGEA Service

  • A Symmetrical / Download speeds up to 80 Mbps / Upload speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • No download / upload limits
  • Connected to CRISP/ Supports Quality of Service
  • Fully monitored and managed (via Juniper Router)
  • Includes Managed Router – self install
  • 8-hour carrier fix SLA

3G/4G/5G Symmetrical service with multiple mobile carrier options

  • Defined usage base service to keep cost down, with burst availability
  • Up/download limits/Burst
  • Connect to Connect Global Network for privacy and security
  • Fully monitored and managed (via Juniper Router)
  • Includes Managed Router – self install
  • TBC carrier fix SLA

100+

countries where we provide global VOIP

36

countries where we offer PSTN equivalent voice

24/7

monitoring and support

500

cloud service providers connected with Cloud Exchange

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