The WLR stop sell is a key component in the UK’s journey to its digital ‘switch on’ in 2025. Investment from the government and channel companies will ensure future-ready networks that lay the foundations for how the country communicates, delivers public services and does business.
Ultimately, the PSTN switch-off ensures the UK is in line with other countries such as the Netherlands, Estonia and Germany who have made the move to an all-IP future and are reaping the benefits of faster and more advanced technology infrastructure.
Luckily, many businesses have already recognised the urgency to transition to IP networks. Those that haven’t can continue using legacy lines, however, if these degrade, communications providers won’t be able to replace them like-for-like, which means organisations will be forced to upgrade or risk continuity. To ensure uninterrupted connectivity, great customer services and minimal disruption to business activity, businesses must consider migrating now.
Whilst everyone in the channel industry knows about the stop sell and the PSTN switch off, many outside of it don’t. The WLR stop sell bestows communications providers with a great opportunity to offer their expertise to customers, increase revenue and attract new business.