Traditional phone systems are a dying technology ISDN is a dying technology. BT intend to switch their ISDN network off in 2025 and the consensus is the technology will be gone within
five years. But still, this system is being used by some businesses.
ISDN is a communications network that relies heavily on physical infrastructure, specifically copper wiring. It came to prominence because it provided the opportunity to transmit voice and data
over the same lines. However, because of its reliance on physical infrastructure to manage calls and additional functionality via a PBX (or multiple), this takes up space within business premises and requires resource to administer and maintain. Similarly, it is hard to add and remove new lines to an ISDN network because it requires the physical addition and removal.
So what’s the alternative?
There are two future-ready solutions storming the market right now. SIP trunking and hosted telephony. SIP connects a business’s PBX to the provider’s national network via broadband, ethernet or a private circuit.
Hosted telephony is a complete business phone system, delivered over the internet and provided by a host.
To find out more take a look at our brochure or contact our team of experts on 01392 824022.