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PSTN Switch Off – Here are your options

Did you know that 83% of organisations are in the dark of the impending shutdown of their PSTN services, with half unaware of the complete switch off of analogue phone services by 2027? It’s crucial to prepare your business for this transition now, to avoid the last-minute rush in the years ahead.

Understanding the PSTN Switch Off

The PSTN, designed for voice communications via copper wires, is being phased out and being replaced by more advanced technologies like VoIP and digital telephony. This switch marks the end of traditional analogue phone lines and services, driven by factors like cost-effectiveness and superior capabilities of digital communication.

How does this Affect Your Business?

For businesses still relying on PSTN services, this transition is significant. It’s about embracing a new era of communication that’s more efficient, versatile, and cost-effective. Immediate impacts include the needs to transition to digital alternatives to avoid service disruptions and lost opportunities.

Options for Your Business:

  1. Hosted VoIP Systems: VoIP offers flexibility and scalability, leveraging internet connectivity for advanced features like voicemail-to-email and unified communications.
  • Unified Communications (UC): UC integrates voice, video, messaging, and collaboration tools into a single platform, streamlining communication across distributed teams.
  • SIP Trunking: SIP trunking connects on-premises phone systems to the internet enabling voice communication over IP networks with cost-savings and flexibility.

In conclusion, the PSTN switch off signals a new era of digital communication for businesses. By understanding the implications and exploring alternative solutions like hosted VoIP, UC and SIP trunking, businesses can navigate this transition confidently, emerging stronger and more resilient in the digital age. Contact our experts today to make the change now!

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