Either way, you need to know:
PSTN migrations are your easy ticket to future-proofing your customer relationships and growing your business—but only if you get on it, stat.
After all, 2.4 million businesses still use PSTN lines. That’s 42% of SMEs and 33% of large enterprises. And they all need migrating.
The big PSTN switch-off: what’s happening
And over the last 100 years, it’s become an inefficient and expensive mess to keep tabs on (no wonder Openreach are pushing for change!).
People are now sending as much data every 10 minutes over the internet as the total produced from the beginning of time to 2003. And despite being so expensive to maintain, copper wires just can’t keep up with the modern world’s growing appetite for bandwidth and the need for speed.
That’s why back in 2015 Openreach announced it would be switching off the PSTN to upgrade the UK to a faster, greener, more reliable digital service.
But nearly a quarter (24%) of UK businesses still aren’t even aware of Openreach’s plan to withdraw traditional copper line phone services.
The PSTN switch-off clock has already started ticking
So partners need to make the leap to digital now. But phones aren’t the only thing to be affected by the switch-off.
Over two hundred kinds of applications rely on the PSTN for network access
– 25,000 PSTN lines help the water industry complete crucial services like monitoring water levels, managing flood and stormwater, and treatment works.
– 180,000 lifts rely on the PSTN lines to provide emergency call outs in places like train stations, hospitals, airports, and flats.
– 43,000 lines are used by gas and electricity companies to monitor gas pressure, electricity supply, and more.
– 1.8m wearable alarms in the telecare industry are used by the elderly and vulnerable to immediately contact help in emergency situations.
– Over one million burglar and fire alarm systems in the UK are still relying on the analogue network
That’s a lot of PSTN migration projects.
The question is: what’s the best connectivity option to help them migrate to?
Mobile vs fixed line PSTN switch-off replacements
Plan for the inevitable PSTN switch-off with our free automated sales planner
We’ve built an automated PSTN switch-off sales planner that’ll help you turn the switch-off into a lucrative growth opportunity, for you and your customers. Completely free for our partners to use.
Using the planner is simple: all you need to do is upload a few simple details about your products in our partner portal, and you’ll have the perfect sales plan in your hands in seconds.
– Stop-sell dates for every location you’ve got solutions in
– Recommendations for the best intelligent mobile connectivity solutions for each of your sites
PSTN sales planner success stories
In both cases, the sales planner pinpointed the switch-off deadlines per postcode each partner needed to meet, while also revealing the perfect connectivity solution per site.