This post was sponsored by Utility Telecom, a leading provider of VoIP telephone systems and internet service to businesses and organizations all over California and Nevada.
For many years, telecom companies depended on copper-based networks for voice services such as broadband, video and data. But with today’s rapid technological transition, the FCC made the decision late last year to retire copper from the telecom industry.
What does this mean for telecom companies?
The copper retirement comes with mixed reviews from telecom service providers. Now, telecom companies must inform customers of the change before retiring their copper. Once the copper is retired, the customer’s service may or may not be impacted.
Traditional copper landlines typically remain functional during power outages, while today’s modern alternatives usually need backup power to continue operating. To offer a reliable backup option to customers, telecom service providers must offer the option to purchase a backup battery.
According to the FCC, by February 2019, “Providers are required to offer customers the options to purchase equipment that will provide 24 hours of backup power.”
Replacement for copper
With the transition away from copper-based network comes the elimination of physical circuitry as a whole. Some telecom service providers are even making the choice to turn off old services that no longer meet modern needs.
To continue offering smart solutions to customers, telecom service providers are choosing to deploy more fiber and IP technologies and have transitioned to SD-WAN for virtual circuits, allowing companies to create an entire network virtually.
Utility Telecom’s SD-WAN Service Tiers
To make it easier for customers transitioning from copper to IP technologies, Utility Telecom’s SD-WAN powered by Versa is broken down into four tiers for subscription:
- Advanced Routing
- Standard Routing
- Advanced SD-WAN
- Advanced Secure SD-WAN
To learn more about Utility Telecom’s SD-WAN services, visit their SD-WAN page.