The Great Switch Off

Everything you need to know about the PSTN withdrawal and the digital opportunity

Preparing your customers for The Great Switch Off

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 Great Switch Off Hub gives partners access to the latest product, industry, sales and marketing resources to enable you to make the most of the digital opportunity.

The big picture

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.

Today, broadband is supported by the underlying PSTN, requiring WLR for both ADSL and FTTC products. In 2025, the PSTN will be switched off and connectivity will become the underlying solution for all voice products. Prepare for the All-IP future with full fibre connectivity and hosted VoIP from Giacom.

Products and services

The future of lightning-fast reliable broadband.

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

The race to Single Order full fibre connectivity is already underway as Openreach and other FTTP providers expand the UK’s coverage network. The current Openreach coverage for FTTP is approximately 3.5 million premises and Openreach has announced over 118 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 in their digital transformation.

Key features & benefits:

  • Full fibre cable from the exchange to the premises
  • Download speeds of up to 1Gbps
  • Easy to overlay additional IP services such as VoIP
  • Future-proof broadband solution preparing you for the 2025 PSTN withdrawal
  • Single Order product with no WLR or dual orders required
  • Perfect for remote working, offering low latency meaning 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 opportunities available for all Giacom partners with The Great Switch Off.