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What does the end of PSTN mean for me and my business?
All good things come to an end, and when it comes to technology that usually happens on quite a rapid cycle. In these terms, the UK’s public switched telephone network (PSTN), part of a global protocol based originally on copper wires whose first incarnation began in the 19th century, has lasted pretty well. As technology has evolved and telephone services can now be provided over Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP), the focus is now on developing the fibre network. This is why BT announced in 2015 that they would be switching off the PSTN in December 2025.