Telecom carriers are discontinuing traditional copper wire services

Bye, Bye Copper….. “The Times They Are A-Changin’”…although not very well promulgated by the major telecom carriers such as AT&T, Verizon, and CenturyLink, traditional copper wire services such as POTS, DSL, ADSL, ISDN, and T-1s are now slated for discontinuation. These changes are not just in the US, but global as international telecom service providers (e.g. BT, KPN, Telstra, and others) have made a similar under-the-radar type of announcements to deprecate these services, albeit a slightly longer time frame.

Of course, these announcements make the solid business rationale for the carriers due to higher costs to support, the proliferation of VoIP, and their investments in fiber However, from the customer’s perspective copper services, are often very reliable and work perfectly fine, and have the added benefit for life safety communication capabilities like POTS. Think analogy here– my old 2011 SUV runs perfectly fine, it’s very reliable and works great in the snow but the dealer does not want to serve it anymore. From the car dealer’s perspective, you really need to buy a new ’21 model because it’s easier to service, parts are available and by the way, the dealer makes more money!

These end-of-service life edicts mean that your company must migrate OFF of copper services or ELSE pay significantly higher rates from 50% to 300% more or even ultimately face a service disconnect. Currently, there is a myriad of alternatives such as VoIP, Wireless broadband, and SIP trunking, and more, however, for many companies, these changes present some very basic and tactical questions that need to be answered:

• Where are my company’s copper wired services located and what are my costs?

• What are my company’s overall services availability and financial exposures?

• Is my company already paying for premium charges?

• What about alternatives for life communication-related services (e.g. elevators)?

• Do we have the internal resources to manage, provision, and track all these change orders?

What can Asignet do to help you?

Asignet can help your company take advantage of upcoming copper wire service termination announcements by leveraging the Asignet solution for planning, audit, and transition to alternatives.

Asignet can add significant value by overcoming these challenges. Asignet leverages hyperautomation technology to provide your company a single plane of glass inventory view with the type of services, locations, costs, usage, contracts terms, and then audits and analyses for costly errors and anomalies. Asignet not only provides all the details on these legacy networks and hardware to improve carrier renegotiations and an automated procurement process for a smooth transition to alternative digital services but Asignet’s managed services alleviate many of the internal resource constraints placed on finance and network teams to track, manage inventory, procure, pay, and allocated costs. Asignet is an industry experienced leader in managing all these transitions and we can provide a quick, no-cost Proof of Concept (POC) program that can be established in days and not weeks.

Contact us today for more information about how we can help your organization save money and increase efficiency in managing your telecom expenses.