Xtel is more than a technical supplier. Xtel exists to be your trusted advisor and consultant across a wide span of your business IT needs. One way we challenge the status quo is by offering clients a constantly evolving roster of services and solutions. If it’s in your organization’s best interest, then it’s on our radar. One of the latest new tools in our arsenal is a cellular LTE solution for companies to use when replacing expensive, aging POTS landlines. In a recent interview with JSA TV, Xtel President Brian Flynn discusses why the new initiative is valuable for business IT leaders.
Near the beginning of the conversation, Flynn chats about businesses’ ongoing efforts to modernize their infrastructure. Included in that discussion is the idea that many premise-based IT solutions should be moved to the cloud to capture advantages around scalability and cost-effectiveness. When embarking on a digital transformation initiative, many business leaders often overlook elements that they aren’t familiar with. It’s the classic “you don’t know what you don’t know” situation.
As Flynn notes: “One area that gets overlooked all the time has to do with POTS lines. A POTS line – which stands for Plain Old Telephone Service – is also known as a landline. These lines can be used for alarms, elevators, modems, or voice lines.” He goes on to note that POTS lines are increasingly becoming expensive and unreliable as providers like Verizon or AT&T roll back support for this aging infrastructure.
To remedy the problem, Flynn recommends a POTS replacement service that can be provided over a broadband connection or wireless LTE system. “We are particularly excited about wireless LTE as a replacement for POTS lines for several reasons. One, it’s a seamless substitute for POTS lines used for alarms, elevators, point of sale, or voice services. Two, it’s highly reliable because it comes with broadband redundancy and battery backup. Third, there is real-time monitoring for performance and management – something you would never receive with a POTS line. And finally, it’s just much more cost-effective than POTS.”
Check out the full interview in the video below: