- For businesses that have switched to digital connectivity, 54% report improved workplace flexibility, 49% report improve efficiency and 42% report enhanced technical capabilities, finds M247.
- BT will begin rolling out its digital landline service, Digital Voice, in Northern Ireland with a series of supporting community engagement events planned for September.
- During BT Wholesale's Partner Plus event, Gavin Jones, Head of Wholesale Channel, delivered a clear message: the time has come for resellers and their customers to embrace change. With only two months left for the stop sell and 29 months until the shutdown of BT's PSTN servers, Jones states: “it’s the end of the line, change is here.”
- After sharing a regional rollout plan for its new home phone service, Digital Voice, BT has begun switching customers in the East Midlands.
- Openreach has named 119 new exchange locations across the UK where it will stop selling legacy analogue services to encourage the adoption of new digital services.
- Comms Council UK is calling for a centralised public awareness campaign on the PSTN switch off, finding that the publicly available information is insufficient.
- Around 42% of SMB businesses still are not aware of the impending PSTN switch off, leaving room for resellers to educate their customers.
- Jola has added a wide range of Analogue Telephone Adapters to its PSTN Replacement Toolkit ranging from single to 48 port solutions.
- Jola has developed High Availability SIP Trunks as an alternative to ISDN and PSTN lines to enable the channel to leverage opportunities spawned from the looming switch off.