Your business is most likely using POTS services in some capacity. “Plain Old Telephone Service” (POTS) refers to the analog, signal-transmission technology in use since the introduction of the public telephone system in the late 19th century.
POTS technology has survived, in part, because of its reliability. In fact, it is the origin of the “five 9s” reliability standard, reflecting the 99.999 percent availability of the dial tone.
But for telcos such as AT&T and Verizon (who own 90% of all USA Copper Infrastructure) POTS has outlived its usefulness. Carriers devote a significant amount of their budgets to maintaining these outdated legacy copper architectures for a rapidly dwindling subscriber base. It’s an unsustainable model that diverts money from new investments in modern broadband services.
AT&T and Verizon are leading the charge to replace POTS networks with an all-IP broadband architecture. AT&T and Verizon have announced intent to transition to all-IP service by 2017..
AT&T and Verizon have announced a 20 percent increase in the monthly recurring charge for business analog POTS lines. The carriers are signaling to business customers that the time has come to make the change to modern, IP-based services.
At the same time, AT&T & Verizon have lifted most of the constraints solution providers like Total Telecom used to face when moving customers from legacy circuits to dedicated, IP-based services. That gives Total Telecom more flexibility to design and provision state-of-the-art solutions at highly competitive rates.
By working with Total Telecom, you gain a vendor-neutral advocate who will help ensure that you get the best deal and work with you through the provisioning and installation process.
Carriers transitions to all-IP networks is a positive move that will provide consumers and businesses with a more modern communications infrastructure. The carriers plan to invest $30 billion to significantly expand wireless and wire-line broadband networks to support future IP data growth and deliver new services. Now is the time for businesses to make the move from legacy circuits to IP-based carrier services.
If you are using legacy copper circuits in your business let us review your options and develop a plan that will provide you an optimized cost structure and stable service quality.