The Digital Landline Switchover happening now across the UK will see the old analog phone network (the PSTN) switched off and all landline phone services offered digitally with most calls soon to be made over broadband.

The impact of this move to digital landlines will extend to the many other devices that use the landline for data. In supported and older people’s housing and care homes, the devices needing to be checked for compatibility and potentially replaced include lifeline alarms, assistive technology, intruder alarms, Telecare Devices and lift alarms. These devices make sure tenants are safe and supported. It is a priority for industry and government that vulnerable tenants are not adversely affected by the switchover.

Join techUK for a webinar on April 24th 14.00 – 15.00 aimed at helping supported and older people’s housing and care home providers prepare for the switchover and hear what support is available for them to help them make the move.

Hear from techUK on the rationale behind the Digital Landline Switchover, from Communications Providers on how they will work with supported housing and care home providers to facilitate the move and from a supported housing provider on how they are preparing for the switchover.

Registration is free and open to all.


Sarah Shepherd

Sarah Shepherd

Head of All-IP Industry Liaison, techUK

Matthew Wild

Programme Assistant - Markets, techUK

Matthew joined techUK in August 2023 as a Programme Assistant, supporting the Communications Infrastructure programme, as well as the Digital Connectivity and Spectrum Policy Fora.

Before joining techUK, Matthew worked in marketing, data, and events across a number of sectors, including education and consumer goods. He studied German and Dutch at University College London and the Universiteit van Amsterdam.

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