Switch on to the Switch Off

As the UK moves away from the copper network, those analogue connections you’re currently using will soon become a thing of the past.

What is the Switch Off?

We’re all familiar with the copper telephone network - a system which provides 'landlines', and broadband services througout the UK.

This network is due for retirement in 2025, but the stop sell of copper services will take place much sooner. In fact, it’s due to be completed by late 2023.

Why is the network being switched off? 

The UK has been building towards faster, more reliable, digital connectivity for a while, and with less reliance on the ageing copper network now is the time for the switch off to take place.

Over the next year, anyone using a copper based broadband service (such as ADSL or FTTC) will be migrated to to full fibre alternatives - SOGEA, FTTP or Ethernet Leased Lines.

Anyone using a copper based voice service (also known as, traditional phone lines, or 'landlines') will be asked to migrate to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), a solution that transmits voice calls using an internet connection - similar to Skype.

Are you Switched On?

Reports show that only a third of small businesses, and less than 10% of larger enterprises are aware of the Switch Off - which means some may be in for a surprise.

Calls won't suddenly stop working overnight (yet) but in time, new orders for copper services, or amendments to existing services, will no longer be available.

We're here to help

The fact that old copper-based services are going away shouldn’t be a cause for concern.

If you are unsure about the switch off, or want to check your options, let us know a good time to talk and one of the team will be in touch.

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