Are you switched-on about the switch-off?
Analogue phone are on their way out. Make sure you're ready.
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Did you know that the UK’s analogue telecoms network is being switched off? I’m sure you do, but let’s address it once and for all.
By the end of 2025, all phone lines will be switched off. As part of this change, what’s known as the Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) products (copper-based lines to you & me) will stop being sold completely in just a couple of years’ time in the run up to being switched off altogether.
Your business needs to be ready in plenty of time to minimise the impact. The best way to get prepared is to understand the need for change and embrace the transformation.
This isn’t an exciting topic, but much like how after watching paint dry you’re left with a freshly painted wall, after reading this blog you’ll gain an understanding on the importance of making sure you’ve got a plan to stop using analogue phone lines.
What is an analogue phone line and why are they so old school?
You might know them as legacy, copper, or traditional phone lines. They are what many tech experts refer to as POTS – plain old telephone systems, run over.
As well as bog standard voice, analogue phone lines deliver broadband over copper lines. Compared to fibre optic lines, copper is slow, ineffective and unreliable. Copper networks are being replaced with a much better technology in fibre optic, which transmit large amounts of data much more quickly, are more reliable and provide much greater flexibility. This paves the way for businesses to use exciting cloud computing solutions – which otherwise would be painful, or even impossible, to use effectively.
Steps to prepare for the switch-off:
- Contact the experts
- Do it now