Looking at Germany’s PSTN migration and how we in the UK could avoid making the same mistakes? Broadly speaking it went off swimmingly but there were notable car crashes on the German data autobahn, especially within the country’s pharmaceutical supply sector and for customers migrating their fax machines.
Germany’s Deutsche Telecom, (DTAG) kicked off the country’s migration from PSTN and ISDN to IP telephony in 2014. Broadly speaking it went off swimmingly but there were notable car crashes, especially within the pharmaceutical supply sector and customers migrating their fax machines.
European telecoms providers, and that includes the UK, have announced by 2025 PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) and ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) will be no more. Nada. Finito. Shaken off this mortal copper coil.
In 2015 BT announced they will be switching off PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025. This might seem far away; however, BT will not accept any new orders or amendments to services applicable to ISDN products from 2020.