You may be wondering why increasing numbers of UK businesses are moving to cloud telephony solutions (also known as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol)? The answer is simple…the ‘BIG SWITCH OFF’ is coming!
In 2017, BT Openreach announced it intention to switch off traditional landlines by 2025. This is commonly referred to as the Public Switch Telephone Network switch off (PSTN switch off) and the Integrated Services Digital Network switch off (ISDN switch off).
From 2023 businesses won’t be able to order new PSTN or ISDN services at all and by 2025 every phone line in the UK will be digital. This means all calls will be routed over the internet, leaving your existing telephony solution obsolete.
What’s the alternative?
Businesses all over the UK are transitioning to VoIP solutions, which use your internet connection to transmit voice calls. This is a much better alternative to traditional landlines and it will be the industry standard for years to come.
While there are many benefits of moving from an analogue phone system to a new VoIP solution, the main benefit is enabling business continuity with a fully integrated communications system – working not in silo but with your other business systems.
Why is VoIP better than traditional landlines?
VoIP solutions offer a range of advantages over traditional landlines, including:
As a communications company specialising in telephony, connectivity and IT solutions we want to help your businesses make the move to VoIP, easily and for less!
We’re currently offering businesses up to six months half price* subscriptions for VoIP solutions, including a free handset (per subscription) plus free installation, so there’s no better time to make the switch.
We can also manage your switch end-to-end, taking the hassle out of the move. Our technology specialists take the time to understand your business and recommend solutions that will work for you. We don’t believe in one solution fits all and will design a bespoke solutions that is with you for the long-term.