TO SAVE YOUR COMMUNICATIONS
The PSTN Switch-off is an existential threat to unwary businesses. Think we’re overdramatising? Our 90-second PSTN Switch-off Game will help to ensure you’ve spotted every single threat to your communications infrastructure, and know exactly what action to take.
Losing voice calls could be just the start of your troubles…
- days until December 2025
Why? Because the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) includes conventional phonelines, ISDN, ASDL2 and other types of connection that together power all kinds of business-critical technology. For the full picture, play our game below.
THE TIME TO ACT IS NOW.
Luckily, the successor technologies are readily available, in the form of “IP-only” connections accessed via Openreach’s fibre network or our partners at Gamma. Better still, if deployed correctly, these can offer cost advantages and greater operational flexibility while also future-proofing your communications.
From SIP Trunking (through your existing PBX or an Audiocodes converter) to a more comprehensive Unified Communications solution, Daisy can help you implement the right VoIP solution for your business, with truly transformative results. We can also supply Single Order Generic Ethernet (SOGEA) access to safeguard your broadband connectivity and support your communications upgrade.
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Act now to ensure your smooth transition away legacy technology
Your questions answered…
We know every organisation is different, that’s why we’ll ensure you get the support you and your business need to make an informed decision about your future – be that with an on-premise communications platform, deploying Session Initiated Protocol (SIP) connectivity or going the whole hog and moving to a fully-hosted cloud infrastructure.
Daisy offers an entire range of business-grade broadband and fibre options, alongside dedicated connectivity using Ethernet technology. We will work with you to provide the best option based on your business requirements. Take a look here.
- If a premise has GEA-FTTP available to order, then only GEA-FTTP is available to that premise and instantly become within the scope of stop-sell.
- If a premise does not have GEA-FTTP available, SOGFAST, SOGEA, GEA-FTTC, SOTAP (where no fibre is available), MPF and WLR (only until September 2023) will be available.
The same stop-sell principles will apply for the fibre exchanges in Salisbury and Mildenhall. Openreach plans to modernise its network to support the delivery of telephone services using Internet protocol (IP) technology, and to upgrade its copper lines
to fibre. As part of this, it will undertake two trials:
The Salisbury trial (Dec 2020) will test the processes for migrating customers to fibre services and, ultimately, withdrawing legacy copper services.
The Mildenhall trial (May 2021) will test the processes for withdrawing Wholesale Line Rental (WLR), and migrating customers from legacy copper services to fibre – which will support the delivery of telephone services over broadband connections. MPF and SOTAP will be available in a fibre area if there is no spare fibre capacity.
• Existing product at a
• New premise
If the premise
Is ENABLED for
If the premise is
WLR/ MPF and SLU MPF
Provision including new supply,
transfers and working line take
No change –
this will follow
Stop Sell in
If the premise
|WLR/ MPF and SLU MPF
Modify that increase the asset
base (including increase and
decrease of channels)
|LLU-SMPF, SLU-SMPF and
FTTC Provision and Modify
|SOTAP and MPF Provision,
Speed Upgrade and Modify
|Non Standard Lines (non-served
premises, short duration lines
and hot sites)
|No change until
available on FTTP
You can migrate over to a Single Order broadband product. The voice service will stop working and effectively becomes redundant in this instance. Voice service will become an optional add-on to your broadband service.
Download our quick-read, all-you-need-to-know guide about SOGEA >>
allow end users (EUs) to utilise their old hardware equipment.
New Technicolor broadband routers and all models will include
an ATA port later in 2020.
Voice but, in order to use this, you must have an IP Voice product
over the top of your new Single Order broadband to transmit the
alongside the migration order. These do not work like the
current SIM2 orders so an OTT (over the top) voice order will
need to be raised to run parallel with a significant amount
of notice, in order for the number to port over to the IP Voice
confirm whether they are IP-compatible or not. If they are not,
you will need to source new devices which are IP-compatible,
to allow you to continue operating as a business. Otherwise,
these devices will cease to work when moving to a Single Order
product. If you need advice, get in touch and we can discuss your
business requirements on 0344 863 3000.
be available but the destination product they are migrating to
will need to align with the stop-sell rules. Meaning that if the
end-user (EU) is in the FTTP footprint, then they can only migrate
over to FTTP.
however, we would encourage that you arrange to migrate over
to FTTP solutions with an OTT voice solution so that you are
prepared and ready for when the PSTN is switched off.
Alternative copper and fibre products
Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is the fastest and most resilient all-fibre
product with broadband speeds of up to 1Gbps download and 220Mbps
upload and can be purchased on its own.
Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) is a form of fibre optic communication
delivery in which the optical fibre runs all the way from the exchange
to the street cabinet and uses the existing copper network to reach
the home or office. The remaining part of the access network from
the cabinet to the customer is usually copper wire but could use other
technologies such as wireless.
Single Order G.Fast (SOGFast) is a cutting-edge technology that
delivers ultrafast speeds over existing copper lines of up to 330Mbps
through a single order variant which forms part of the Openreach
developing product portfolio.
Single Order GEA (SOGEA) Delivering superfast in a single order,
speeds of up to 80Mbps will offer similar connectivity to FTTC without
the need for an underlying Voice Access product. Download our SOGEA guide >>
Single Order Transitional Access Product (SOTAP) Supporting
non-fibre areas with speeds of up to 17Mbps. This is a new product
that will deliver a copper path between your premises and the SOTAP
communication provider’s (CP) exchange infrastructure, over which the
SOTAP CP can provide broadband and IP Voice services. This is different
from a Metallic Path Facility (MPF) because it facilitates the use of
existing exchange infrastructure which currently supports LLU SMPF
and therefore provides a better experience when migrating away from
WLR products (with or without SMPF).
Ethernet offers a wide choice of high bandwidth, permanentlyconnected point-to-point services designed to help CPs extend their own
networks and deliver a range of high-quality services to their customers.
The Ethernet fibre network that underpins them offers unrivalled
geographic coverage of the UK, embracing many out-of-town locations
where manufacturing takes place and where many data centres of the
future will be located.
Single Order Transitional Access Product (SOTAP) which uses
broadband rather than voice as the primary service, as well as
mobile and Ethernet services.
you have a working WLR or MPF asset in one of the exchanges
you will be impacted by the stop-sell principles and rules with
the expectation that the existing bases will be migrated onto
an all IP solution/alternative product by the end of the trials in
Dec 2025. The change is happening, and you do not want to be
left behind. Both hosted voice and SIP are easily scalable for
any growth aspirations – Daisy Corporate Services can help
you migrate your services with minimum disruption to your
business. For all your voice and data solutions we can get you
Don’t put it off… TAKE THE FIRST STEP
Whatever stage you’re currently at, Daisy’s specialist team can help you assess your needs and manage a seamless migration that works for you and your customers.