As we move towards 2025, BT Openreach will be phasing out analogue and digital voice traffic, ahead of a full switch off in 2025, this means business using these services will need to begin transitioning towards Voice over IP (VoIP) by utilising SIP Trunking
, Direct Routing
, Cloud Voice
or Virtual Meetings
Why now, well as the UK increases its “superfast broadband” capabilities with many developments in towns and cities now being fitted with Fibre to the Premises (FTP) and many other locations gaining access to Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) Broadband, we have made it far easier for VoIP traffic to be supported by the wide availability of these next generation broadband connections.
It’s likely from around 2023, that BT will put a freeze on Analogue and ISDN line orders, this will affect any new services or indeed increases to existing capacity.
The best advice is not to leave it until the last minute, get in touch with your trusted telecoms partner and discuss your options, moving to some flavor of VoIP will not only future proof and protect your business but it will offer many more benefits. Please visit our UCaaS
section on our website for more information.