In business, the way in which we communicate and collaborate is continually evolving. In 2019 BT announced that they will be switching off their old analogue public telephone network and switching over to a fully digital network. We wanted to break down some of the jargon around the digital switchover and explain what this could potentially mean for your business.
The technology around us is changing at a rapid pace, especially in our communications, as we now have smartphones, apps, and video conferencing solutions like Zoom at our disposal which rely on reliable fast internet connections. Our current telephony network relies on a web of copper wires buried beneath our feet. This outdated infrastructure is no longer sufficient for modern communications, as it cannot support the internet speeds we need, so BT has now decided to switch to a fully digital network.
BT has announced that the switchover will be completed in 2025 which is a fully fibre optic / digital network, so every phone line in the UK will be digital, routing calls over IP (Internet Protocol) rather than the traditional PSTN.
There is a lot of technical jargon around the BT PSTN switch off, so here are some terms you may find useful to understand.
Now that you understand what the digital switchover involves and the jargon around it, it is time to look for a solution to make sure your business is modernised in preparation.
BT Cloud Voice comes with all the functionality of a traditional phone system, except the calls are carried over your internet connection, and unlike traditional phone systems, there’s less hardware to buy! Cloud Voice brings your voice, video, meeting, and messaging tools together under a single, intuitive, and flexible online portal
In preparation for the BT PTSN switchover, Xperience’s John Murray has teamed up with Damien McConville from BT to provide an exclusive on-demand webinar. Grab a coffee and sign-up to watch it below.