AOTMP University Online Courses

(PST) PSTN Transitioning

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Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will have learned how to:
– Understand the background and definition of PSTN
– Understand regulatory considerations and timeline
– Describe the impact on services in the telecom environment
– Evaluate risks associated to PSTN transitioning
– Understand PSTN transitioning strategy considerations

This course will provide an overview of what Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) transitioning is, what enterprises need to know and how they should prepare for it. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has accelerated the timeline on transitioning the legacy technology in the public switched telephone network to IP-based services. This transition will affect all Plain Old Telephone Service (POTS) and Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) – based voice services and organizations must establish a strategy to migrate PSTN to IP services as the underlying technology of the public telephone network changes.

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