Tuesday, July 27, 2021
It is time to say goodbye to ISDN in 2025 as BT announces the end of an era.
In its introduction, ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) first came to life back in the 1980s. The technology with speeds of 128kbps supported digital transmission for video, voice and data services over phone lines instantaneously.
With the amount of data users now need, not only is this technology outdated, but the speed is below modern broadband speeds, and it is expensive to run.
What does that mean for my business?
By 2025 BT will switch off all ISDN lines, and you will be required to move over to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), which uses fibre broadband lines to make and receive calls over the internet by converting sound into digital data.
Not only does VoIP offer all the traditional features such as audio calls, call hold, call transfer and call forwarding, but it also can be used for multimedia sessions, such as video calls and greater flexibility overall.
How we can help?
Switching your business set up to VoIP can be daunting – but it doesn’t have to be.
We do all the hard work, the migration usually doesn’t take too long (dependant on several factors), and we can even port and retain your numbers.
We’ll discuss your current structure and future requirements to help you get the most out of VoIP.