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How educational institutions can prepare for the PSTN/ISDN switch-off.
Educational institutions  PSTN/ISDN switch-off

PSTN/ISDN switch-off: What educational institutions need to know.

When it comes to comms, the pace of change is increasing. We’ve seen a huge shift to remote lessons and study, and the need to be flexible, fast. Students are using different methods of contact than before. 

In 2015, BT announced that their PSTN/ISDN lines would be completely switched off in 2025. Both technologies are becoming outdated, and unable to handle the volume, speed and quality of data in today’s increasingly digital world. 

The good news is there are plenty of options out there if you’re still using PSTN/ISDN in your school, college or university. Your calls can now be made and received using your internet connection if you have a phone system that uses internet protocol (IP), such as VoIP or SIP.

Alternatively, you can do all of this in the cloud – essentially hosting your phone system remotely. Read more in our educational institutions guide to the 'switch-off'.

The big switch-off is coming soon

Huge time and cost savings, greater flexibility, higher resiliency and improved student, and staff experience - why wait?

We’re here to help

You don’t have to go it alone, we'll walk you through the whole process, and help you every step of the way – from understanding what needs changing, to finding innovative new ways to deliver better experiences, using our experienced team to deploy and manage your new solution.

Download the Free eBook; Planning for the PSTN/ISDN switch-off

Complete the form below to download the 'switch-off' eBook, which is designed to help educational institutions navigate this major change to communications.


Our information sheets gives you free advice about the upcoming PSTN/ISDN switch-off.

  • What education institutions need to know

    BT is switching off all PSTN/ISDN lines, anyone still using this technology for their communications must move to a new system.

  • Make the most of the switch-off

    Discover how moving to a new communication system could benefit your school, college ot university.

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Discover how Kyocera can help your school, college or university navigate the PSTN/ISDN switch-off.

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