Telecoms News

Telecoms Switch Off – Deadline Extension (January 2027 – PSTN & ISDN)

Posted on 29th May, 2024

We have previously stated that the copper based Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) will be retired in 2025.  However in May 2024, British Telecom (BT) Group confirmed last week that the deadline for migrating customers off the PSTN & ISDN networks, has now been extended to January 2027.  The reason...

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Urgent Telecoms Audit (2025 PSTN & ISDN Switch-Off)

Posted on 26th January, 2024

As you may be aware, the copper based public switched telephone network (PSTN) will be retired next year (December 2025 at the very latest), in what is the biggest change to the UK telecoms infrastructure in modern times.  Recent reports have suggested that a third of UK businesses have no...

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Stop Sell (Openreach)

Posted on 25th September, 2023

As you may be aware, the mandatory telephone lines Switch-Off Program, will see the complete removal of all Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) services, by December 2025.  Openreach have recently implemented a “Stop Sell” on 5th September 2023 on a range of products and...

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ISDN & PSTN Turn-Off? Super Deductions? VOIP? – What Are They and How Can They Impact My Business?

Posted on 22nd October, 2021

What is ISDN & PSTN? Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) first appeared in the 90s and revolutionised internet connectivity.  The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is what many regard as the classic analogue telephone system, which enables landline connectivity.  For millions of businesses in the UK, PSTN is still the...

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Internet revamp for the humble landline

Posted on 17th August, 2021

The technology that currently powers landline telephones is to be switched off in 2025 – but don’t panic, you will still be able to have a handset in the hallway should you wish. The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is a modern version of 19th Century technology – it is...

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Keep your router out of the sun!

Posted on 21st July, 2021

Virgin Media has told its customers to keep wi-fi routers out of direct sunlight in case they overheat.  The warning was contained in a recently published page offering “top tips for a strong, reliable connection this summer”. Overheating is a problem to which many electronic devices can be prone.  If...

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Technological & Political Changes (Inc. ISDN & PSTN Turn-Off & Super Deductions)

Posted on 21st June, 2021

Throughout the national lockdown, businesses have been adapting to the changing landscape and over the past 16 months, communicating with your staff/customers has never been so important.  As you may be aware, we work with thousands of businesses throughout the UK, and help our clients with both their telecoms and...

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Fibre broadband: The cost of delivering in rural areas.

Posted on 16th November, 2020

Wisbech is a pretty market town in Cambridgeshire but it’s an area divided by access to fast broadband. Paul Brett moved to the area in 2003, seeking a slightly more laid-back way of life. But as a software engineer, he also needed fast broadband. And despite being in a location...

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iPhone 12: Apple makes jump to 5G

Posted on 16th October, 2020

Apple has confirmed its iPhone 12 handsets will be its first to work on faster 5G networks. The company has also extended the range to include a new “Mini” model that has a smaller 5.4in screen.  The US firm bucked a wider industry downturn by increasing its handset sales over the...

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Phone bill charges of £1,200 added “without permission.”

Posted on 8th October, 2020

“I was absolutely horrified and I actually felt quite violated”.  That’s how Sally Giles describes the moment she discovered she’d been charged £4.50 each week, every week for more than five years “without [her] knowledge or permission”.  The charge – which totalled more than £1,200 – was added to her...

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