The 2025 Switch Off represents the biggest evolution of national connectivity infrastrucutre since the introduction of Broadband connectivity, as the UK transitions to Full Fibre and internet-based communications such as VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).
Many businesses have already prepared themselves for the coming changes, and making sure your business is ready is essential if it’s going to have the best chance of staying ahead of your competitors in the coming years.
So, keep reading to discover how our communications are evolving, the futureproof technologies available to you, and the benefits you can expect from upgrading sooner rather than later!
What is the 2025 Switch Off?
The PSTN network you may know as ‘the Landline,’ used for calls and low-speed internet access, is being permanently, deactivated due to its high cost of operation and low speeds.
This means that businesses may need to upgrade their internet connections to Full Fibre, but just as importantly, upgrade their calling solutions to a more modern technology, like VoIP, that routes calls through the internet instead.
VoIP and futureproof communications
The rise of internet-based calling solutions like VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) and UC (Unified Communications) have enabled teams to take their office numbers with them on their mobiles and laptops, with a separate, physical phone line in the office simply not required any more.
VoIP solutions are far more scalable too as it’s much easier to add new lines, taking a matter of minutes, instead of having all the disruption of installing physical phones and all the cabling that goes with them.
But that’s not all the benefits business can take advantage of…
Benefits of VoIP
- Low costs per call – especially if you take us up on our offer below
- Presence and call forwarding functions
- More reliable
- Better call quality
- Hosted and managed solution
With Edision VoIP – or eVoIP as we like to call it – you can take advantage of all the benefits above, while we make sure your solution stays up to date with regular updates.
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Speak to our friendly team to discover more about eVoIP and how we can futureproof your business communications!
We can also support the upgrade of your internet connection to Full Fibre, should you need to.
What is Full Fibre?
Full Fibre is the new standard in internet connectivity, sending information as flashes of light over tiny glass fibres, rather than electrical signals sent over copper wires, which are far slower and more prone to outages.
The ability to send information (literally) at the speed of light means businesses can take advantage of a wide range of benefits, including…
- Faster speeds up to 2Gbps
- More reliable connectivity for 24/7 uptime
- Simple scalability as bandwidth demand grows
- Futureproof infrastructure for digital transformation
However, it is worth noting that Full Fibre doesn’t cover the entire UK yet, but it is becoming more widely available through Openreach and a range of other smaller Internet Service Providers. Other alternatives, such as Dedicated Leased Lines, are also available, but are typically only viable in niche use cases.
So, if you want to make sure your business is future-proofed and can handle whatever the future holds, don’t hesitate to get in touch on 0203 026 6317 and a member of the Edison Networks team will lead and support you through the entire process off futureproofing your business.