The ISDN switch off has been well publicised in the telecom space for several years. Telecom resellers are migrating ISDN channels to SIP and hosted IP voice solutions, through platforms like eve Voice.
It’s less well known that in 2025 the WLR network will be retired. This will include traditional, analogue Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) lines, which will be replaced by digital, internet based IP services. This is not a removal of the copper lines, but rather a change of how the service over those lines is communicated.
This is, in part, being driven by the fact that the current infrastructure is running equipment which is reaching end of life – parts and skills to repair them are becoming scarce.
- SoGEA SOGEA is a Fibre to The Cabinet (FTTC) solution, which includes the copper pair. As we move to an all-IP future, where it’s not possible to get fibre to the premises, SOGEA utilises the existing copper infrastructure from the street cabinet to your customer’s site without the need for a PSTN line. It’s the ‘go to’ product for customers in order to move away from the copper network between now and 2025.
- FTTP – FTTP is a fast and reliable connection, where fibre cables go all the way to your customer’s site. Offering a range of speeds up to 1Gbps, this broadband technology offers the speeds that many businesses now demand.
Openreach’s 2025 copper switch-off creates a unique opportunity for proactive IT service providers. Use this opportunity to engage with new customers and help them to realise their own digital transformation.
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