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The UK's Big Switch Off: The move from PSTN to VoIP

The United Kingdom is undergoing a significant shift in its communication infrastructure. The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN), the traditional landline system, is being phased out in favour of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology. This transition, dubbed the "Big Switch Off," is expected to be completed by December 2025.

Why the Switch?

The Big Switch Off Timeline

The move to VoIP is an industry-led initiative, with BT, a major telecom provider, leading the charge. Here's a breakdown of the timeline:

What Does This Mean for You?

Things to Consider

The Road Ahead

The UK's move to VoIP marks a significant step towards a more modern and efficient communication infrastructure. While some adjustments will be necessary, the benefits of VoIP, including cost savings and improved features, are expected to outweigh the challenges. By proactively planning and seeking assistance from service providers, users can ensure a smooth transition  to the new era of internet-based calling.