Figuring out Fibre to the Premises, Leased Lines and VoIP

Are you prepared for the BT switch off in 2025? We can help your business get ready ahead of the game!

With BT planning to turn off traditional phone lines by 2025, all businesses still using analogue phone systems will need to make the switch to a newer internet based phone system.

Equations knows that each business is different so there is never a one-size-fits-all solution; we’ve got three great options in Fibre to the Premises, Leased Lines and VoIP that can make the transition easier and all have long-term benefits.

In a nutshell, here’s how each of the three options we can offer could benefit your business and how Equations can help.

Option 1: Fibre to the Premises.

What exactly is it?

Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) is a pure fibre connection from the phone exchange directly into your business premises. It offers higher broadband speeds to specific premises in areas enabled for FTTP compared to a copper line. It’s more stable than alternatives and delivers committed speeds, no matter how far your premises are run from the exchange.

Does it make a difference if my business is based at a Brownfield or Greenfield site?

Brownfield sites have existing copper lines in place but also have FTTP available. Greenfield sites don’t have any copper lines, so FTTP is your main option.

Option 2: A Leased Line.

What exactly is it?

A Leased Line – sometimes known as a dedicated line – is a connection reserved for your use only. You can expect a fast, reliable service regardless of the time of day with a Leased Line; you don’t have to worry about being slowed down by the internet activity of a business next door or someone living down the street.

What are the advantages of having a Leased Line?

As well as the increased reliability and performance associated with a connection solely for your use, it also means that you can choose the speed you need. All this, as well as fast upload and download speeds is great for services like internet phones and cloud backup. If something should go wrong, you will get much faster fix times with a Leased Line.

Option 3: VoIP.

What exactly is it?

In its simplest terms, VoIP technology allows you to make voice calls using an internet connection as opposed to a traditional phone line.

Are there any advantages to VoIP compared to a traditional system?

One of the most appealing advantages is that VoIP can create huge savings; some businesses save as much as 80% of existing costs by making the switch. Not only that, but VoIP handsets and telephone numbers are designed to be taken anywhere – meaning staff can work flexibly from home while retaining their office number. There is other added functionality including a reporting system to help understand call flow, call divert, hunt groups and virtual receptionists — all flexible tools allowing you to use the system in the best way for your business.

To discuss which of these three options could be the best for your business, please give Equations a call on 01237 420010.

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