Land lines are really truly disappearing

Landlines disappearing by 2025 

Landlines  will disappear by 2025.  Essentially all wholesale line rentals and thus the supply of landlines will cease.  Despite the longevity of the copper pair, the foundations of all telephony since the 1800’s,  this last remnant of the analogue systems will be replaced with digital alternatives. For more back ground you may like to go to The end of landlines – don’t panic great call packages available | M4Siz.   It really is time to panic now. That means if you currently have a landline and utilise ISDN (Integrated Service Digital Network) or PTSN (Public Switch Phone Network) then from December 2020 you will find it progressively harder to install stall new systems.

Hence, all the lines supplied for business use will be impacted by this change and it will be important to prepare in advance for this switch-off.  Once the switch off starts it means that there will no maintenance or recovery of data systems dependent on landline technology. This could have a massive impact on your business if you are unprepared. Sometimes working out all the jargon involved in how landline work and the different call pages and tariffs make it seem more complicated to switch. 

42% of SME’s and 33% of MNE’s will be affected

As of December 2020, the availability of ISDN and PTSN services was withdrawn meaning that over 42% of SME’s are on a timeline when their landline will disappear by 2025 and any dependent services will cease to operate. Integrating Voice and data within a cloud framework will become essential. Fortunately, it is straightforward. Call M4siz and have a discussion about our integrated IT systems approach. This helps you understand how cloud systems  and products such as VOIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), Microsoft Teams alongside our great broadband services can begin the migration for you sooner rather than later. While it is possible to use old equipment, such as faxes after the switch these will be temporary fixes introducing vulnerabilities into your business. VOIP offer the same service facilities as you are familiar with but offer them through a range of digital services.

Larger businesses are moving rapidly to cloud services and virtual switchboard in a race to avoid disruption. However, some 33% of these companies are still operating using basic ISDN and PTSN solutions.

Let M4siz support your strategy for landlines disappearing by 2025

M4siz offer a personalised local service for the businesses we serve through the excellent solutions we offer to our  clients. We specialise in providing truly focused client services that deliver scalable IT and Communication solutions for dynamic businesses.  Our development and consultancy services can help prepare the way forward for your business.

Ready to experience VOIP?

Digital services are ready, proven and waiting to replace your disappearing landlines so that you can integrate your voice and data communication chains with employees, suppliers, consumers and your stakeholders.   This can support a truly personalised experience for your customers.  To discuss or explore a personalised VOIP solution for your business. contact us now and simply click the button to begin your journey and get some great offers.

Why is this important to households and businesses?

Once the switch off starts it means that there will no maintenance or recovery of data systems dependent on landline technology. This could have a massive impact on your business, financially and strategically, if you are unprepared.   Especially as at least 42% of SME’s still use analogue systems.

Preparing for the great landline disappearance in 2025

Fortunately, when your landlines disappear in 2025, it can be completely straightforward. Begin the process of integrating your voice and data systems with a Cloud based solution.   Using systems such as M4siz VOIP products (Voice over Internet Protocol) linked to M365 enables you to integrate your voice and data systems, seamlessly. While it is possible to use old equipment, such as faxes after the switch over by using a suitable plugin adaptor.  However, it will always be a mechanical piece of equipment liable to breakdown or need parts no longer available.  VOIP offer the same service facilities as you are familiar with but through a range of digital services.

Integrate your voice and data systems with a secure digital alternative

Offering telephony across VOIP to replace these outdated landlines  by 2025, means that you can maximise the offer to suit your business and scale it to your business need. As a digital service, you are liberated from the capital investment of buying physical exchanges as this now happens in the cloud is controlled using an integrated software process commonly called a SIP trunking process (Session Initiation Protocol). This means that once set up up your office administrator can carry out many of the functions and previously requiring an expensive engineer service and support that might previously be hidden in service charges. It is now straightforward to add and reduce the number of extensions, routing “follow me” protocols to allow phone calls to automatically be routed to anywhere your staff are working, offer integrated voice recognition menus to “triage” calls to the correct handler to improve customer service. Digital services offer cost effective solutions with lower cost telephony charges. When linked to pro-business software such as Office 365 it can greatly improve collaborative workings and communication all through one integrated experience.

M4siz offer a personalised local service for the businesses we serve through the great solutions we offer our clients. We specialise on providing truly focused client services that deliver scalable IT and Communication solutions for dynamic businesses. Ready to experience VOIP?

To discuss or explore a personalised VOIP solution for your business then contact us now and simply click the button to begin your journey.