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Do you have any of the following? Telephone switchboard systems Payment Systems Medical systems Fire and/or Security Alarms Fax machines Car Park Barrier systems Telemetry systems Lifts Do these connect to your properties phone line today? If so you need to get these upgraded today so they are compatible with Internet based voice services (Voice over Internet Protocol/VoIP). Sometimes this is also called Digital Voice or Internet Calls. From September 2023 you’ll only be able to order an Internet based voice service from communication providers and mass migrations will commence to move customers off the current system (PSTN/WLR) used today. The current phone system (PSTN/WLR) will be closed by December 2025. What should I do? Now’s the time to create an inventory of what devices and systems you use in your offices. If you provide products and services to your clients and customers you need to check to see if…

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In a Power Cut you’ll need an alternative way to power the digital landline or have another way to make calls Your communication provider should offer you a solution to make emergency calls in an event such as a power cut such as some form of battery backup or use of an alternative device such as a mobile or hybrid handset. You can also order devices from online stores such as Amazon that can help. This page will detail some more ways that can help in these situations. Internet/VoIp systems rely on your mains power as it’s needed to power your router so the Internet connection can be established. The old PSTN system carried 50 volts down the copper line along with the analogue phone signal and the power was supplied down it from batteries and generators from your local exchange. As you move off the PSTN system you will no…

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The PSTN is closing in 2025. BT Consumer pause their mass migration but the other 600+ continue to move to digital landlines.

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The bigger picture of what is happening in the UK’s Telecoms Industry Openreach are rolling out their Ultrafast full fibre infrastructure to 25 million homes and businesses by December 2026. As exchange areas reach a particular coverage of this service being available then a stop sell of copper based services will be applied to that area. This means that communication providers such as Sky, BT, EE, PlusNet and Talktalk (to name a few) will only be able to offer fibre based products and services. Find out more how Openreach are retiring their copper network at https://www.openreach.com/fibre-broadband/retiring-the-copper-network Virgin Media are also rolling out their own gigabit and full fibre networks along with many AltNets (Alternative Network Providers) There are three main programmes that go hand in hand in trying to retire the copper infrastructure. They are: Moving to all IP and VoIP/Internet Based fixed line voice services. The current PSTN is…

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