Openreach 2025 big shutdown of PSTN will affect security systems using traditional wirings in the UK.

The classic Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is a copper-wire-based carrier of traditional landline calls and the internet. PSTN has been in existence in the UK for over decades, and now it's coming to an end with its complete shutdown by the year 2025.

Openreach announced the shutdown of PSTN in a phased manner back in 2017 putting light on the need to have robust and full-proof technology and letting go of the outdated infrastructure for an upgrade. The transition towards the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology for voice-based calls and broadband is already undergoing. There's already a nationwide stop to the sale of any new PSTN connection since September 2023. While the upgrade puts the network infrastructure with advancements, the security systems with PSTN based networking will be dysfunctional post the complete shutdown.

The shift will bring out a lot of uncertainties for security systems. As there are security systems that will require complete replacement due to incompatibility with VoIP technology, some systems might require upgrades or just a few adaptations. The shift makes a switch in security transition needs and gives rise to a lot of expenditure and complexities.

The complete understanding of the impact of transition is yet to be explored, but to stay mindful in these situations, it's important to connect with an expert for ease of operations. We at Third Eye Security believe in providing the best of services with transparency, allowing us to help you transition with ease of mind and pocket.