Category Archives: Telecom Infra

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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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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