Analogue No More!  Moving from Copper Wires to VoIP

BT landline changes – from analogue to digital

BT recently announced that by 2025, the existing analogue technology (the PSTN – Public Switched Telephone Network,) which for decades has supported phone and broadband services for landlines will be switched off in the UK.

It is instead being replaced with new, digital means of technology which aim to simplify the maintenance and underpin many of the new digital services for businesses and homes, improving the service overall.

This switch from analogue to digital landlines follows in the footsteps of countries such as: Germany, France, Australia, and Japan who have already made the change.

What does this mean?

Landlines are here to stay; however, the technology is different. Digital landlines require an internet connection to function properly.

How do internet connected landlines (VoIP) differ from analogue landlines?

The primary difference between analogue landlines and VoIP (Voice Over IP) is that VoIP systems use the internet to make calls, whereas landlines use copper wires.

Nearly a third of businesses currently use VoIP systems, 31% to be precise.

VoIP systems are cheaper

VoIP systems are on average a more affordable option, especially for companies that support many phone lines and multiple office locations. A traditional phone service requires a physical connection at each location, leading to high installation costs and ongoing equipment maintenance fees.

Businesses make average savings of 50-75% by switching to VoIP cloud phone systems.

VOIP scales easier than a landline

A VoIP system is a far more scalable option for businesses than a traditional landline. This cutting-edge technology can grow alongside your business as it expands. If your business experiences a surge of rapid growth and you require an increased number of phone lines, it’s easy to achieve with VoIP.

Similarly, if you find yourself with a smaller team than before, VoIP systems make it easy to reduce the number of phone lines. This additionally greatly reduces costs, making it an attractive and economical option.

Integrates smoothly with other software

A VoIP system is more flexible than traditional landlines because it allows natural integration with new technology as your company grows and changes. A VoIP phone system can be easily integrated with an existing customer relationship management (CRM) system or other business software for time efficiency.

Improved call quality

The audio quality of POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service Line) is not as high as that of VoIP services. The main drawback of POTS for a business is its susceptibility to noise and time lag problems during conversations.

More reliable than a landline

VoIP systems are less likely to experience service interruptions due to weather conditions or other outside factors. Comparatively, a traditional landline phone system could have the potential to shut down entirely if there’s an outage at even one location.

VoIP Solutions

VoIP solutions are becoming a popular option among businesses who want to optimise their communication with colleagues and clients.

Why choose QiC Systems?

QiC offers flexible and versatile VoIP solutions for businesses in Eastleigh and the surrounding areas.

Here are our VoIP system benefits:

  • Our VoIP cloud systems are highly scalable with unlimited users.
  • Gain total control over how calls enter and exit your system.
  • Make calls wherever there is an internet connection.
  • Experience extended device compatibility linking to your team’s smartphone or PC.
  • QiC’s own smartphone app makes and receives calls directly through your business switchboard and transfers calls to another user’s extension.

VoIP – the ultimate communication solution for businesses

Discover how QiC can benefit your business and strengthen connections between clients and colleagues today.

Switch to QiC’s VoIP cloud system today by filling out a contact form or alternatively give us a call on: 01962 711000.

by Claire Price VoIP