2025 Telecoms Planning Audit

BT* has announced they will switch off their PSTN and ISDN line networks by 2025.

This will have a major impact on most schools across the UK, PSTN and ISDN lines will be ceased, and equipment connected to them will need to be replaced or upgraded.

It is important that schools prepare for this in good time.

*BT Openreach own the majority of the UK’s telecoms line network, so even if you are with a different provider, this will still apply to your school

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The Hurdles

  • This is an opportune time for telecoms companies to exploit schools by trying to sell them products and services, which might not be suitable and are overpriced
  • Schools risk being tied into lengthy, costly contracts
  • The telecoms industry is a minefield of suppliers, services and products. Only some of which are suitable for schools
  • Pricing varies dramatically – it is difficult to know if you are getting a good price

How to cross the Finish Line

Our 2025 Planning Audit will be conducted by our team of experts and provides:

  • An audit of your phone lines, contracts and technology
  • How the BT switch off will impact your school
  • Areas where cost savings can be achieved
  • What steps need to be taken and when so that budgets can be planned
TGE Solutions carried out a telecoms audit and were able to save us money on our existing contract, which more than covered the costs of the audit. Additionally, they have recently carried out a telephone procurement ahead of the BT analogue switch-off and have again been able to reduce our call charges. I would definitely recommend you speak to any one of the fantastic team they have; I’m sure you’ll be surprised at the savings you will make.

Archbishop Temple School, Fulwood, Preston

Vicki Hayward
School Business Manager

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Don’t miss out…

It’s possible that your 2025 Planning Audit will highlight the need for a new telephone system. Please look at our Telephone System Procurement Service to see what is involved. Click on the links below to discover our range of services: