ISDN has been a very reliable service,hitting the UK and EU around 1989 and Ireland around 1997, it has stood the test of time.The age for Voice over ISDN has now passed, data has moved off ISDN for a number of years as broadband has become more reliable.Also all office services have moved online from banking to payroll,well guess what, voice is lighter than all of these and it has also moved online,with no further need for ISDN or onsite bulky troublesome ISDN phone systems. Businesses even with slow BB are better off with two BB feeds, one for Voice and one for Data rather than multiple ISDN lines.BT has announced the end of ISDN from 2020 with not a new ISDN line in central London since 2014.Most of the EU has already migrated all businesses to IP for Voice. Germany and France due to complete All IP Migration by 2019.
So what does it all mean,if you think of your telecoms communication channels to your business as train tracks side by side,you have the old single track (pstn) the intercity track(isdn) and the bullet train track (BB possibly fibre) why keep the slow tracks when you can run two or more high speed tracks for less money and get more services, the others are doing it,so why be left behind paying more.The big telecom operators are putting their money into fibre and are at the same time moving towards winding down legacy isdn with its associated costs
Once you choose the right provider the migration will be straight forward and the benefits immiadiate. Our network was built for IP Voice and we have 10 years experience migrating businesses from ISDN to IP.
1.You can cut line rental charges,typically by 40% or more.
2. You will make savings on phone calls,with a Voiptel System you are no longer charged per minute, you have unlimited use and this includes international calls also.
3. You will not need to make any investment in hardware(other than handsets) as your your operating system for your phone system is software hosted securely in a data centre and the cost is included in your monthly bill.
If you need information on migrating your phones from ISDN to IP we are happy to answer any question you may have.