What will happen when BT switches off the ISDN network?
BT plan to
migrate all 3.2 million of their customers onto their IP based solution by
This is a
great opportunity for businesses to have a look around and see what
alternatives there are to BT and really consider a hosted VoIP solution.
of hosted VoIP:
- Telephony costs are much lower
- Your phone number isn’t tied to geographically so when if you move offices your phones move with you, no down time and no costs.
- It is scalable simply add more users as you need them.
- VoIP factors in proper disater recovery as opposed to ISDN which can only be forwarded to a single number
You don't even need high speed internet - voice
needs a solid internet connection but it doesn’t need to be fast. An upload
speed of just 1 MB will handle 10 HD concurrent calls.
Upstream hosted VoIP provides corporate switchboard facilities as
standard through an easy-to-use web portal.
Businesses range from a 2000 user single site, through multiple site
organisations down to small offices. Cost wise it is priced on a user per month
basis and call charges are a fraction of regular phone lines.
10 years might sound like a long time to move over but I blinked and
realised I was 40 – could have sworn I was 30!