Technology NEVER stands still and the telecommunications industry is no different...
Traditional telephony delivered via the ISDN network, whilst still functional, is no longer the most reliable and cost-effective solution. It dates back to the late 1980’s and since then we’ve seen many changes in the working world;
- Remote working, flexible working and hot-desking
- Reliance on both fixed line and mobile telephony
- Driving cost efficiencies through financially uncertain times
- Business continuity and disaster recovery plans commonplace for all
ISDN can struggle to keep up with the agility required by today’s fast-moving businesses. Scalability can be slow and expensive, plus managing across multiple sites can be difficult.
In many ways, using ISDN is like driving a classic sports car;
The car represented cutting-edge technology when it was launched, however these days, it’s not as efficient as its modern counterparts. The cost to keep the classic car running is much higher than the modern car, it’s less reliable, issues take longer to resolve and it may no longer meet you basic needs.
So it’s no surprise that there are now more economical, resilient and productivity enhancing options available!
It has also been widely reported that BT Openreach are phasing out ISDN over the coming few years with final switch off scheduled for 2025.
If your organisation is still using ISDN, now is the time to start thinking about how to future-proof your business telephony. But there’s no need to panic, there are plenty of cost-effective solutions available to you and we’re here to help you identify which is the most suited to your individual business.