With only two years to go before all business customers need to have completed their migration from analogue to digital networks, Megabuyte – a leading source of independent intelligence on UK technology and digital businesses – has produced a whitepaper analysing where communication providers are in their journey in getting their customers ready.
The public switched telephone network (PSTN) has been the backbone of the UK’s fixed line network for decades. However, as the country uses more advanced technological solutions like smartphones, apps, collaboration tools and IoT, the PSTN can’t keep up with demand.
To ensure the country stays connected every phone line in the UK will be digital-first with calls routed over Internet Protocol (IP) by December 2025 – a move which is supported by the government and Ofcom.
Commissioned by BT Wholesale, Megabuyte’s research and accompanying analysis explores the scale of the PSTN switch-off, the approaches taken by communications providers, the benefits of switching and much more. In this blog, we identify the whitepaper’s top three takeaways for you.