Data Transport is Shifting Toward the Cloud
Aug 27, 2014
The number of people who still rely on the use of a landline is dwindling, and its future is looking bleak. A recent Ofcom study explored a number of respondent’s technology buying habits and revealed that a majority of telecommunications users are gravitating towards mobile and cloud technologies for data transport. Only 12 percent of millennials found the use of a landline essential, further reducing the need for copper connections.
Copper-based PRI lines are costly for telecom providers to maintain and expensive for businesses and consumers. The emergence of mobile devices, the cloud and bandwidth-intensive applications such as video has driven the investment and deployment of fiber connectivity, thus accelerating the decommissioning of copper networks and the respective services that are supported by them.
In a response to this major shift, AT&T announced earlier this year that they are taking steps to eliminate all landline connections in certain areas. This decision will impact the many organizations that rely on PRI infrastructure to drive business-critical web fax applications.
Organizations reliant on fax can transition their telephony infrastructure to etherFAX, which offers an alternative solution utilizing the cloud and HTTPS protocol for transport — without compromising reliability or security. etherFAX provides a fast and easy solution to migrate from landlines, PRI and other copper-based services.
Call us today to find out how we can help you say goodbye to your existing PRI infrastructure.