We’re ready for the switchover

The UK is switching to all-IP phone network by 2025. Prepare and protect your home or business with BT RedCare’s Next Generation signalling.

The Public Switch Telephone Network (PSTN) is aging and will reach the end of life in December 2025. The Public Switch Telephone Network allows calls to be made over copper telephone lines and fibre telephone lines using analogue signalling and is known as “traditional telephony”. As broadband services have increased in reliability and quality over the past 10 years, the PSTN has evolved to support this change to an almost completely digital network using digital technology. This means there will no longer be a requirement for the majority of traditional fixed line telephony users for fixed-analogue services in the coming years and traditional fixed lines and calls will cease to exist. The priority for Openreach moving forward, is to maintain a high availability fibre first network, as a result their legacy infrastructure and equipment serving the PSTN is now ageing and becoming more difficult to maintain.

Suffolk Prestige Security are approved installers for BT RedCare equipment, ensuring your alarm and signalling is installed to the highest standards. If you are concerned that your alarm signalling is likely to be affected by the PSTN switch off, please get in contact with us.