Openreach starts countdown to the end of analogue phone services
Openreach has started a consultation on the future of telephony services as its parent signals plans to switch off analogue PSTN phone services in seven years' time.
BT has now signalled that it plans to switch off its increasingly obsolete PSTN network seven years from now, in 2025, by which time all voice services in the UK will need to be running over the internet.
“We’re launching this consultation because we’re committed to play a leading role in helping the industry move from analogue to digital products by 2025,” said Openreach product director Mark Logan.
“The move from analogue to digital opens up exciting opportunities for our CPs to develop new products and services which will drive their businesses forward and meet their customers’ demands for decades to come,” he said.