As of 1 August 2018, Post recorded 109,000 analogue and ISDN fixed line telephones in Luxembourg
Analogue landlines are going out of fashion, according to telecommunications operator Post, which recorded a decline in such subscribers.
It is just as well since the strategy of Post is to get rid of all classic analogue telephone infrastructure by 2024, stated the outgoing economy minister, Etienne Schneider (LSAP).
Responding to a parliamentary question, he said that as of 1 August 2018, Post recorded 109,000 analogue and ISDN fixed line telephones in the country.
Schneider said the significant reduction in classic landline phone activity could be explained by the fact that: “Landlines are migrated toward IP technology telephones, which are offered under new subscriptions grouping together fixed line with other services, such as internet and/or TV, based on fibre optic; eventually the lines will simply be removed at the request of the client who transfers to mobile phone technology and no longer wants a fixed line phone,” Schneider said.
He added that in the majority of cases, the switch from ISDN or analogue phones to IP is done without the client realizing. “He can continue to use his landline phone, since the conversion to IP is done through Post equipment.”
The question was asked by deputy Joëlle Elvinger (DP).