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Asian Hospitality: FCC MANDATING THAT ALL OLD COPPER PHONE LINES BE REPLACED BY AUGUST

Asian Hospitality: FCC MANDATING THAT ALL OLD COPPER PHONE LINES BE REPLACED BY AUGUST

 

TIMES ARE QUICKLY changing, but never so much as the ongoing advancements in telecommunications. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking steps to force carriers to stop selling copper phone lines, or “plain old telephone service” (POTS), which means the legacy analog copper phone line is being phased out sooner rather than later. Networks are aging, parts are unavailable, and technicians are retiring.

How does this affect the phone system in your hotel? Depending on what upgrades and advances you have made over the last five years, you may need to switch your PBX systems to a cloud communication platform sooner than later.

Oftentimes, however, it is difficult to see the forest for the trees. Considering the recent upheaval in our industry, the challenges facing hoteliers can be overwhelming. The steady increase in travel as restrictions lift, the ongoing trend of “bleisure” travel as more and more offices shut down and employees are allowed to work from anywhere and the pent-up demand to meet in person are exacerbated by the ongoing staffing shortage. Hoteliers have a lot on their plates and replacing a phone system is likely at the bottom of their list.

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