What is the BIG ISDN Switch over?

ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) is a standard of communications for digital transmission of either data, audio or video in a related network. It is an ultra-reliable communications method and delivers great quality, meaning many businesses are still reliant on ISDN Solutions.

There are many benefits to ISDN, including speed and facilitating the user with multiple digital channels. However, in 2015, BT announced that they will be switching off ISDN and PSTN networks by 2025, with no new orders for the products and services after 2020.

With many businesses either unaware, or now in a rush to change their performing ISDN lines, what does it mean for your business? Well, in 2025, when the big switch-off has taken place, all customers will be migrated to a single IP core network using SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) trunks.

I don’t know what SIP Trunking is

Don’t worry, many people are unsure what SIP Trunking is. They are telephone lines on your broadband which make calls over your IP connection rather than and ISDN line.

So why the panic?

Well, 2025 might be some years away, but 2020 is very close and you will NOT be able to get new services or products on ISDN lines from then. As a result, you need to start thinking of upgrading to a SIP system now. The great news is, if you have been put off by complicated migrations before, SIP Trunking easy to swap and integrate.

SIP Trunks offer a lower cost alternative and more individual personalisation for inbound and outbound calls, giving your business even more professionalism. Many businesses are already doing this and reaping the benefits and, we want to help you do this too. If you would like to talk to one of our team about your ISDN Line or SIP Trunking, please do not hesitate to get in touch today on 0113 457 6626.


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