The incumbent fixed telephony provider Orange (former known as France Telecom), known as the STN (Standard Telephone Network) technology, has announced its next scheduled finish.
In fact, this so-called traditional telephony, still used by a large number of individuals (many individuals ) but also by companies for their communication needs (via the use of analog or digital PBX / PBX) but also for a number of services such as alarms, elevator phones, backup lines, etc., will no longer evolve from the end of 2018 (no new line activations), and will tend to be replaced by IP telephony as early as 2021.
“The STN is the old voice service is already replaced largely by IP telephony, which is an Internet protocol, for all subscribers to boxes in all operators.” (Orange via AFP )
Why must it be done?
STN technology becomes expensive to maintain and is obsolete regarding performance. On the company side, the analog / digital telephony servers are also increasingly old and strongly consuming energy.
The democratization of IP and therefore IP telephony since 2003 in France with the use of DSL IP boxes, greatly facilitates this use and pushes the incumbent provider of STN lines to announce an ending of this network.
“In all cases, we will offer a strictly equivalent service only fixed via IP telephony, with no obligation to add an Internet subscription,” added Orange.
The shutdown of the STN network will be phased out from 2021, and by geographical area.In a statement issued Tuesday, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARCEP) assured that it would not oppose the closure of the STN network as long as the operator respects “some notices” Announces at least five years in advance of the stop for each geographical area.
In a statement issued Tuesday, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARCEP) assured that it would not oppose the closure of the STN network as long as the operator respects “some notices announced at least five years in advance of the stop for each geographical area.