Are you using VoIP/Broadband for your business calls yet? Openreach have now announced the timeline for the withdrawal of traditional ISDN2 & ISDN30!!!
In the Openreach report “Upgrading the Access Network: The Withdrawal of ISDN Products and the Smooth Transition to Internet Protocol Voice Services”, Openreach yesterday announced its proposed timeline for the withdrawal of ISDN products, indicating that it intends to give formal notice for the restriction of the supply of ISDN products as early as September this year, with formal notification of complete withdrawal to be given in December 2020. Openreach will cease the sale of all ISDN products in 2023 with a complete withdrawal of all ISDN2 & 30 products by 2025.
What does this mean for your business? Put quite simply this means that if you are not using Broadband for your business calls right now, you will need to upgrade sooner than originally predicted.
In fact, the old phonelines will begin to be restricted as early as early as Autumn 2018 and will be completely unavailable by 2025.