BT have recently announced their plans to switch off the ISDN network. With over 2 million businesses still running their telephone systems on ISDN telephone lines these businesses are now wondering what their options are. This is where we can help you make an educated choice instead of a panicked one.
An ISDN line works on a copper network which was originally installed in 1986. Due to improved internet speeds in recent years, the preferred way to send data has been across dedicated internet connections such as ADSL and FTTC broadband.
At Switch Networks we take the time to understand how your business works so we can offer a solution that will fit with your business and your budget. Our qualified Engineers can point out any potential issues as well as the advantages. We offer a wide range of solutions and we are happy to run through what each service can offer your individual business.Enquire Here
If you have a phone system that was installed more than 3 years ago and you have the ability to take more than one call at a time, it’s likely that you will be using ISDN lines to communicate with the rest of the world.
Depending on your provider, there should be a reference to ISDN on your bill. Unfortunately, many telecoms companies make customer bills difficult to understand. If it is unclear if you are using an ISDN or PSTN line then give us a call and we will be able to tell you quickly whether you are using an ISDN line or not.
BT are phasing out the ISDN network in favour of internet-based lines such as SIP trunks and Cloud based telephone systems which offer the end user greater reliability and gives the overall network far more flexibility. Although BT are no longer taking orders for ISDN, the proposed deadline for a final switch-off is 2025. If you are looking to replace your business telephone system before then, we strongly advise you to look at all the options available so that you are not paying twice in the long run.Enquire Here