How to prepare for the Telecoms Network Switch Off

15th Jun 2022

Schools North East
Target Audience
School Leaders
Cost (non-member)
Free for Partner School or NNoSS Delegates, £25 +VAT Non Partner School Delegates, £50 +VAT Non School Delegates

How to prepare for the Telecoms Network Switch Off


Wednesday 15th June, 2.00-15.00pm


For this the final webinar in this year's School Business Management programme, we will be joined by TGE Solutions.


BT, Virgin and most of the smaller UK phone operators have announced they will be switching off their PSTN (analogue) and ISDN phone line networks by 2025. This will have a major impact on most schools, forcing investment in technologies such as phone systems, broadband, alarm lines and lift lines. A lot of the advice given to schools about the Telecoms Network Switch Off can be misleading or not factual. The aim of the webinar is to stop schools from being exploited and provide school business leaders with the facts, so that the right actions can be taken at the right time.


The webinar will cover:

•  What is happening and when
•  What phone lines and technologies connected to them will be affected
•  What actions you need to take
•  When is the right time for your school to move to the new technologies
•  How to select the right phone system for your school
•  The importance of formulating a plan now


Phillip Allum – Managing Director of TGE Solutions

Phillip has spent the last 27 years working for some of the largest UK and Global Telecoms companies, where he has held various managerial and director roles.
In 2011 Phillip left his position as of Head of UK Sales for one of the worlds largest manufacturers of phone systems, to set up his Telecoms and Broadband consultancy business TGE Solutions. Over the past 6 years Phillip and his team have worked exclusively with schools and Multi Academy Trusts to ensure they are making the right decisions on their Telecoms and Broadband services.
Phillip is passionate about helping schools save money, so that vital funds can be invested where they should be, into teaching and learning. One of his greatest achievements is to have helped over 800 schools to collectively save more than £4m on their telecoms and broadband provisions.


Free to Partner School & NNoSS Delegates
£25+VAT to Non Partner School Delegates
£50+VAT to Non School Delegate