The Great Switch Off

Everything you need to know about the PSTN withdrawal and the All-IP future.

Preparing your customers for The Great Switch Off

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) will reach the end of its life in December 2025. After this date, any services supported on Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) will need to move to alternatives, including traditional telephone lines.

The Great Switch off will impact broadband customers as well. When this service is switched off, the broadband product will need to move to a Single Order variant such as SOGEA or FTTP.

Giacom is at the heart of driving digital transformation for UK businesses. We have a product set ready to future-proof businesses for the next generation of connectivity, voice and cloud solutions.

The All-IP future

The communications landscape is changing. No longer is voice the core solution needed by businesses and consumers alike; digital transformation is moving us towards a connectivity-first approach.

With Giacom, you can start selling All-IP solutions designed for the future. Our connectivity portfolio includes FTTP and SOGEA broadband products from multiple vendors, enabling you to differentiate your offering and cater to your customers.

We also offer a variety of future voice options, including our flagship VoIP proposition, HV.Select, and Single Line Voice Replacement service, Virtual-IP Voice.

These products are designed to carry you and your customers through to 2025 and beyond, as you embrace the All-IP future.

Products and services

The future of lightning-fast reliable broadband.

FTTP is the all-fibre broadband connection that delivers high bandwidth speeds of up to 1Gbps to the customer’s premises, making it the fastest and most reliable broadband product on the market.

The race to full fibre connectivity is already underway as Openreach and other FTTP providers expand the UK’s fibre network. The current Openreach coverage for FTTP is approximately 11 million premises and Openreach has announced over 460 exchanges for the rollout, as well as stopping the sale of copper-based products.
 With in-depth knowledge, industry engagement and experience in FTTP and Single Order broadband, you can benefit from Giacom’s expert advice and guidance as you future-proof your portfolio and support your customers on the journey to All-IP.

Key features & benefits:

  • Full fibre cable from the exchange to the premises
  • Up to 1Gbps Bandwidth
  • Easy to overlay additional IP services such as VoIP
  • Future-proof broadband solution enabling business transformation through reliable, fast connectivity
  • Single Order product with no WLR or dual orders required - preparing you for the 2025 PSTN withdrawal
  • Perfect for remote working, supporting cloud applications to offer low latency and no more slowdowns

Want to know more about The Great Switch Off?

Speak to one of our friendly in-house product experts to find out more about the All-IP opportunities available for all Giacom partners with The Great Switch Off.