You may have already heard about the BIG ISDN switch off that is coming and will affect businesses across the UK.

A bit about what’s happening…

Back in 2015, Openreach announced they would be switching off their ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) and PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) services in 2025, and from 2023 you won’t even be able to order new PSTN and ISDN services. It means that by 2025, every phone line in the UK will be digital, with calls being routed over the internet.

 

So what does this mean for you?

In the UK, fixed voice lines is a huge market. The market totalled a whopping £32.6 million at the end of 2021. So, this will be a big change for many people, from businesses to homes, and how they currently operate. Businesses may be apprehensive as to how this might affect them, as this is a huge milestone for both technology and data. We know how hard it can be to keep up with the ever-changing technology and knowing what strategies to use to make sure your business is at the top of its game can be tricky. 

Why do you need to start thinking about this now?

Although 2025 may seem a while away, it is something businesses are being urged to start preparing for.

  • Your phone lines can connect to a lot of systems. Starting now gives you the time to audit how it will affect any other services you have in place, for example, alarms, EPOS machines, CCTV etc. so you don’t face major issues later on down the line.
  • You can prevent higher costs. By planning now, you have more control over moving to VoIP, with a special offer running at the moment, by moving now you can make the switch at a low moving cost.
  • With many businesses moving to hybrid models, moving to VoIP means that you can still keep connected even when not in the office, plus you don’t need to manage a phone server on site or rely on costly wiring from your IT room.

How can we help? 

It’s simple, we can take the stress out of the big move. First things first, book a free consultation with us so we can understand your business and what you need to ensure you switch over successfully while keeping your other business systems connected. 

Whether you want to choose VoIP to transmit data through internet connection, or a cloud contact centre so you can meet the high demands of customers. It is our job to manage the switch end-to-end, taking the hassle out of the move and making sure your project is managed from the start, through to go-live.

Interested in finding out more? Let’s talk, email us discover@dbfb.co.uk or call us 01604 673320 and we can understand more about your business and how we can help.