Tuesday, 24 April 2018

8 Years to Change Your Telephony!

Consultation will open next month regarding the closing down of the public switched telephone network (PSTN.)

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles - Freedigitalphotos.net
We were aware of these plans some two or three years ago, and it seems that BT are at last pushing forward with their intention to move all customers over to IP telephony services by 2025.  This date is creeping nearer and now only 8 years away.

Simplistically, this means that the old technology will be switched off and, because of the nationwide roll out of fibre to the cabinet broadband and Ethernet, phone services will be delivered via SIP (Session Initiation Protocol.) 

As you can imagine, the switch over is a massive task, hence the length of time.

If you are still using a traditional phone system, there is no need to panic.  There are several IP (Internet Protocol) solutions for your business.



A quick comparison guide to show you the differences between ISDN and SIP lines


SIP
ISDN
Flexibility
You are in control - Add or take away lines as required
Can’t be done
Savings
Substantial savings on both calls and line rentals
More costly
Business  Continuity
Calls can be re-routed easily when disaster strikes
Calls certainly cannot be diverted quickly
Future
The way forward - convergence for voice and data
Becoming extinct
Control
Move your phones around from location to location as long as you have a data connection you just plug in and go!
Changes take months depending on your supplier


Read full article by Kat Hall

https://bit.ly/2EXwPWU

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The Merlin Team