WHY ARE WE TRANSITIONING TO ALL-IP?
In 2018, Openreach announced that they would be retiring the PSTN and ISDN network in 2025. Meaning users need to transition to a future-proof replacement product before the deadline. The PSTN is the copper network that was originally built to support voice communications via landline. It was later adapted to support broadband connections such as ADSL and FTTC. This infrastructure is now degrading and has become expensive to maintain. This has driven costs up. Additionally, the old technology is no longer able to support the constantly growing demand for high speed data. Which is why the industry is driving digital transformation, making sure all businesses, and consumers alike, have access to faster, more reliable solutions.