Navigate to 2025 with Gradwell’s PSTN Replacement Solutions

Learn more about the 2025 switch-off and explore our PSTN replacement solutions for SMEs.

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The impact of the PSTN switch-off on your business

The PSTN switch-off marks a pivotal moment in telecommunications, impacting your business’s connectivity and operations. But as the curtain falls on the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), millions of UK businesses still rely on PSTN or ISDN services.

Several exchanges already have a stop-sell in place, meaning you can no longer provision new services like FTTC. In 2024, some exchanges will be switched off by Openreach. So, now is the time to act to avoid interruptions to your business.

What’s changing?

Openreach are disconnecting the old copper network and migrating all services to IP-based solutions.

When?

A stop-sell is already in place, but by the end of 2025, all PSTN services will be inactive.

Why?

The current network is old and difficult to maintain, as well as not being in line with modern technologies.

What next?

Find out which technology in your business relies on these services, and make a plan to upgrade.

Gradwell is an authorised provider of Fit To Switch

Gradwell are a Fit to Switch authorised provider

To help raise awareness of the PSTN switch-off, Comms Business has launched Fit to Switch; an independent trusted voice for UK businesses, which aims to help them be better informed and prepare for the switch-off. ‘Fit to Switch’ is the trusted stamp of approval that businesses can look for when upgrading their communications and IT setup. 

Fit to Switch authorised providers are approved industry experts with experience in supporting businesses making the transition from PSTN services. They can help you enhance your broadband network infrastructure, as well as your voice and data services. We believe that the Fit to Switch campaign is an excellent opportunity to help customers of all sizes, in all industries to better understand the upcoming changes and to get prepared.

Your challenge

Why you need to get ahead of the queue for the PSTN switch-off

If you wait until 2025, the queue to transition off the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is only going to get longer. There will be millions of residential lines to deal with, BT will be inundated, and the normally responsive B2B communications suppliers may have far longer lead times. In this guide, we explain what the PSTN switch-off is, and explain the benefits to your business by acting now. 

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The solution

All-in-one PSTN Replacement Solution

Gradwell’s PSTN replacement solution is a purpose-built solution for the SME market that includes voice, hardware, and connectivity. The package offers a streamlined migration path from PSTN to VoIP for end customers and channel partners. 

Broadband Connection

SoGEA and FTTP (Fibre to the premises) ensure a stable and efficient data connection, laying the foundation for reliable business internet once PSTN-based services are phased out.

Wave Phone System

Described by PC Pro Magazine as “the smoothest possible path to VoIP,” Wave offers a hassle-free, yet feature-rich solution designed for SMEs.

Phones or Adaptors

The package comes with handset options that amortise the cost over the contract term. Continue using what you already have if compatible, or a replacement handset can be included.

Business Mobile

Gradwell can provide a range of flexible, cost-effective deals from the leading networks. You can choose to have backup SIMs for your business, or include full business mobile packages for your team. 

Other PSTN Replacement Solutions

We can also provide the following individual solutions to meet your needs after the switch-off.

VoIP Phone Systems: Modernise your Business Communications

SIP Trunking: Enhance Reliability and Flexibility in Your Setup

SoGEA Broadband: Fast, future-proofed connectivity

Trusted by schools & multi-academy trusts

We are already helping education customers across the UK to reduce costs, modernise, and future-proof their communications. 

PSTN switch-off frequently asked questions

What is the PSTN switch-off, and how does it impact my business?

The PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) switch-off refers to the planned phase-out of traditional landline services. For businesses, it means migrating from legacy, copper-based networks to modern, all-IP-solutions.

When is the PSTN switch-off happening, and is my business affected?

Yes, all businesses relying on traditional landlines will be affected. It’s crucial for SMEs to check with their telecom providers and stay informed about the specific transition schedule in their region.

What are the alternatives to PSTN for my business communications?

VoIP and UC technologies leverage the power of the internet to transmit voice and data, offering more flexibility, scalability, and advanced features compared to traditional PSTN based solution.

How can my business prepare for the PSTN switch-off?

Begin by conducting a comprehensive audit of your existing telephony infrastructure. Collaborate with your telecommunications provider to assess the compatibility of your systems with modern alternatives. Develop a migration plan that ensures a smooth transition without disrupting your operations.

What are the advantages of migrating to VoIP and UC solutions?

Migrating to VoIP and UC solutions brings numerous benefits, including cost savings, enhanced flexibility, scalability, and access to advanced features such as video conferencing, voicemail-to-email, and unified messaging.

Will the PSTN switch-off affect the quality and reliability of my business communications?

On the contrary, VoIP and UC solutions often provide superior voice quality and reliability. However, a successful transition requires careful planning and implementation. Work closely with your provider to ensure a seamless migration that meets your business’s communication needs.

Ready to upgrade your business communications?

Gradwell is here to help your business make the most out of the PSTN Switch-off. Complete the enquiry form, or click here to speak to us via live chat.

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