ISDN 2020 update: It’s time to move!
If you still have legacy ISDN services – it’s time to get moving!
It is common knowledge that ISDN technology has reached end of life and the switch-off of ISDN networks is in progress around the globe. The UK phase-out is already well underway and BT will stop selling ISDN lines in 2020.
Your ISDN disconnection could be only a matter of months away and it’s not only your telephone calls that could be affected. Many businesses have alarm systems, PDQ terminals, lifts and other crucial services still connected to ISDN lines, so if your business still has ISDN services in place you need to get moving.
There are currently still 12,000,000 channels of ISDN in use in the UK. For BT to meet the switch off deadline of 2025, an average of 44,000 lines will need to be migrated every single week between now and then!
It is widely accepted that services will be significantly reduced, with some support suspended, well before 2025 and those organisations who leave the move until the last minute are likely to experience a panicky and problematic migration.
The secret to success is preparation and having a clear understanding of the options that are available to you. We are advising our customers to carefully plan their approach and avoid the fear of the forced migration all together.
Flexibility, business continuity and reduced call costs
In recent times more than ever before, the need for flexible, reliable and cost-effective business communications has become vital.
SIP trunking is a tried and tested technology which offers a ready-made and much improved replacement for traditional ISDN services. Re-route calls quickly and easily to different locations, improve user experience with high quality voice and data services from a single connection and scale up and down as you need to.
Making the move
The Incom-CNS team have successfully migrated thousands of ISDN channels to SIP trunks – it is a straightforward process with the correct planning in place from the start.
Our expert team of experienced engineers and account managers are on hand every step of the way to help your business switch to SIP.
Please get in touch to discuss your business communications requirements, talk to our team on: 0161 788 0000 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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