Over the last two centuries there have been many upgrades in the telecoms industry.
What is analogue switch off?
Find out if it will it affect your business today.
Here’s a little industry history refresher:
1876 – Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.
One of the longest patent battles in American history began.
1892 – The first patent for
a rotary dial handset was granted.
1965 – Cordless phones.
1973 – Mobile phones.
1999 – Phones with an
The latest development in 2017 came when the UK telecoms industry announced its intention to retire analogue telephone networks (PSTN – Public Switched Telephone Network).
PSTN switch-off is the global move from traditional analogue landline networks to digital communication technologies like Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). It’s driven by technological advancements, cost efficiency, flexibility, and the availability of high-speed broadband. This transition involves phasing out the old infrastructure in favour of more modern and efficient alternatives.
By the end of 2025 the analogue network will be switched off.
In recent research it was revealed that only 54% of UK businesses that will be impacted by the 2025 PSTN switch-off are aware of the discontinuation.
Business Communicate is bringing you this Telecoms News Update as we can help.
We can check what type of technology your phone system is using and provide advice free of charge.
Contact [email protected] or speak to your existing provider.
The aim of Business Communicate is to raise awareness and help businesses with the transition from the analogue network to the digital network.
For more information go to the government website: www.gov.uk/guidance/uk-transition-from-analogue-to-digital-landlines
Both consumers and business can continue to make and receive calls with their existing analogue numbers after 2025 but action needs to be taken before the end of 2025 to ensure a continuous service.