New connectivity options to help prepare for the PSTN switch off

Did you know that the UK’s ageing telephone and broadband infrastructure (PSTN – Public Switched Telephone Network) will be completely phased out within the next few years?

Businesses are already moving to viable alternatives – solutions that save them time, money and deliver the speed and simplicity they need.

FTTP (Fibre To The Premises) and SOGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access) are the next generation in fixed connectivity, bringing you the most simple and fastest broadband yet for reliable streaming, speedy downloads and uninterrupted working.

Keep reading to learn more about the differences between FTTP and SOGEA connectivity.

Due to increased home working, connectivity is now much more than a basic service. Demand for fast, reliable internet has become a vital priority. Broadband is key for plans to reimagine how we work, but traditional connectivity products are holding businesses back.

In December 2025, when the PSTN reaches end-of-life a large number of common telephony products and broadband products will stop working.

Although 2025 may seem like a long way off, now is the time to start planning for this transition. If your current broadband contract is due for renewal in the next few years, this is a vital opportunity to start exploring new options.

To find out more about how FTTP or SOGEA can benefit your business ahead of the PSTN deadline, please contact us or speak to your Grapevine Account Manager.


 

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