Are you ready for the PSTN/ISDN ‘switch off’?

Old technologies sometimes die hard. The future is here, or fast approaching, with the blazing speeds of 5G and the mobile broadband future of IoT. With pocket-sized smart devices doing more in our hands than NASA’s Apollo guidance computers in the 1960s, one would think that technologies like PSTN and ISDN would be long gone!

With the “switch off” announced by BT’s Openreach and amplified by UK regulators at Ofcom, it’s time to accept that— like the Norwegian Blue in Monty Python’s famous dead-parrot sketch— PSTN/ISDN “is no more”, “has ceased to be”, “is bereft of life”, “rests in peace”.

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Source:: Computerworld