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In the previous blogs we discovered how the French and Germans tackled their own PSTN switchover. Both European neighbours are tackling the issue with characteristic élan and efficiency.  However unforeseen challenges arose in both countries and so with the age old military principle of ‘pre warned is pre armed’ we highlight potential challenges that may […]

We previously examined the experience of Germany’s telephony migration in PSTN Switch Off: Avoiding Germany’s mistakes. Here we examine the PSTN migration experience for our French cousins just across the Channel.

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.