PSTN switch off

It’s now less than three years until the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) is switched off in the UK, which means businesses must switch to digital now. With so much misinformation around how to navigate this switch off, Kristian Torode, Director and Co-Founder of business telecoms services provider, Crystaline, busts some of PSTN switch off […]

SDN Applications

In a previous article, our writers dived into the software defined networking (SDN) world and explored how it reshaped the Telecoms industry. Simply put, SDN allows operators to modify one or more devices through software instead of accessing a router or switch command line to enter traditional Cisco IOS commands. This innovation then played a […]


Anyone with friends in Dubai or Abu Dhabi knows about the UAE VoIP ban. You have probably tried calling your friends or family on WhatsApp, Viber, Skype, or the like only to hear them say something along the lines of “Wait, let me turn on the VPN.”   Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP, also called IP […]

The PSTN switch off: everything you need to know The countdown clock keeps ticking. We’re just three years away from turning off the public switched telephone network (PSTN), but many businesses remain unprepared. While love for the traditional landline continues to dwindle, businesses remain unsure about their options for the future. Here, Ginelle Bell, UK […]