Lansafe Ltd. has today announced it has become an approved partner of ITS Technology Group’s Faster Britain programme with a mission to help businesses across the North West switch to full fibre services ahead of the biggest communications infrastructure transformation for more than a century.
As the date to switch off the old, Victorian copper phone network approaches, communications and security specialists Lansafe, is warning businesses not to leave the switch to full fibre too late, with thousands of organisations in the region still reliant on the old analogue network.
Analogue phone services currently operate along copper wires, but plans are already in place for these to be retired by the end of 2025. This is due to communication needs changing with the adoption of internet calls, video conferencing and online collaborative tools exceeding the capabilities of the old network.
ITS Technology Group’s North West Faster Britain network footprint spans across the region including Lancashire, the Liverpool City Region, and Greater Manchester. Becoming a Faster Britain approved partner has enabled Lansafe to offer businesses a seamless transition to the new networks and access to gigabit-capable services. Fibre provides the motorway for bandwidth hungry applications such as, VOIP Telecoms, Video Conferencing, Security Systems and more.
Lansafe’s Managing Director, Lee Roby explained; “The Big Switch Off 2025 will affect every business that has landlines on the old copper network. Calls will need to operate via a broadband connection instead. We have seen the demand for more bandwidth and speed dramatically increase over the last two years, not only for services such as VOIP, Online Chat, and hosted I.T, but for security services including CCTV and Fire & Intruder systems which are all dependent on internet connectivity.
“We are delighted to be a Faster Britain approved partner to support businesses across Liverpool, Greater Manchester and beyond with the seamless transition to new digital technologies. There are no connection fees and three months free line rental. With local teams, we can have engineers on site quickly, and our expert business support team are on hand to answer questions businesses have about how to switch without disrupting normal operations.
“The new fibre optic Faster Britain infrastructure installed across the North West by ITS not only offers faster speeds than copper, but it is more reliable, more resilient, and much easier to maintain. You need to have the right infrastructure for the job, fibre is the future, and now is the time to upgrade.”
Established in 2004, Lansafe works with small and large businesses alike, and recent customers include the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool, property management experts Adam Geoffrey, and R Banks & Son Funerals Ltd. who operate 15 sites in the region.
The UK is not the first country to make changes to its telecommunications infrastructure, as the Netherlands and Estonia have already switched off their analogue networks, and Germany, France, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan are among those also in the process of switching to universal full fibre access.