The Great British Digital Shift: What You Need to Know

The way we connect and communicate is evolving, and it’s time to get ahead of the curve. The UK is embarking on a significant transformation, moving away from traditional copper-based telephone and broadband services and embracing an all-digital future. This transition, known as the “Great British Digital Shift,” is set to change the landscape of how we access and utilize essential services.

No More Copper-Based Services

Starting from September 2023, you won’t be able to sign up for new analog services that rely on the old copper network. This means the days of traditional landlines and specific broadband services like ADSL and FTTC are numbered.

Changes for Existing Customers

If you’re already using analog services, you need to be aware that making upgrades or repairs will become increasingly challenging as the copper network is phased out. The clock is ticking, so if you have plans to boost your broadband speed or make other changes, it’s time to act.

Beyond Phone and Broadband

The shift to digital isn’t limited to phone and internet services. If you rely on other analog services like monitored alarms, CCTV, or even fax machines, they’ll also need to transition to digital to continue working effectively.

Preparing for the Future

To ensure your connectivity and communication services remain reliable and up-to-date, it’s crucial to prepare for the complete switch-off of analog services in the near future. Here are some steps to consider:

  1. Internet Connectivity: Explore options like full fiber (FTTP) or SOGEA, which is an alternative to full fiber in areas where it’s not yet available.

  2. Phone Services: Consider switching to digital phone services such as Digital Voice and CloudComms, which offer a range of features to meet your business needs.

Reach Out to Us

We understand that navigating this transition can be daunting. If you have questions or need assistance, we’re here to help. You can find our contact details [here].

For more detailed information on these changes and their implications, please read our full article [here].

Stay connected and future-proof your communication services because the future is digital!