Are we really ready for the analogue switch-off? | Tuesday, 8th March 2022 | Virtual
  • Are we really ready for the analogue switch-off?

  • Tuesday, 8th March 2022
  • Registration 12:55 to 2pm
  • Location: Virtual
  • Registration Closed

Digital voice (VoIP) has become ubiquitous in the last decade, but a surprising number of businesses still rely on analogue networks (PSTN) somewhere in the organisation – figures cited range from 20 to 70%. The old copper lines are also used by things like point-of-sales devices, lifts, fax machines, alarms, door entry systems and industrial equipment. Staff working from home may still be on old landlines. Do you really know what you have in your organisation and how the switch-off will impact your operations?
Join this Digital Boardroom and learn
  • When and why the analogue switch-off is happening
  • How it can impact different systems beyond office phones
  • What it means for your business and how you can best prepare
  • How to make the most of the opportunities of replacement technologies

Our Expert

David Christie, Senior Regulatory Specialist, Virgin Media O2 Business

The age of digital voice is approaching

The Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) has been the foundation of telephone services for decades, but is quickly becoming obsolete. The final switch-off is scheduled for 2025 and manufacturer support for equipment is ending next year, with the potential to severely limit your ability to meet the needs of your people and customers. Now is the time to modernise your phone system and make sure your business is ready for the future. David Christie is a senior advisor in Virgin Media, providing all areas of the business with commercially focused advice and guidance on regulatory matters. Before his 13-year career in communications he practised as a regulatory lawyer both in private practice and regulatory bodies as well as serving in the British Army. David is responsible for looking ahead and taking a strategic view, especially where future regulation is being proposed, and his role covers everything from proposition and process development to instant advice on industry-impacting topics.

Event Chair: Gordon Mitchell, CIO at Key Facilities Management

Gordon is an FM digital solution architect and full life cycle transformation lead for Key Facilities Management International and Keystone Worldwide WX & FM Software. Gordon has been heavily involved in the international movement towards sustainable and digitally intelligent whole life asset, buildings and cities pioneering environmental and socially responsible places and spaces. Gordon is the convenor with the ISO technical committee 267 for working group 6 – Digital, Data and Technology in FM and also supporting the buildingSMART Internationals FM program. Gordon also has roles with the European Standards CEN TC348 as co-convenor for WG6 space measurement/BIM in FM.