Openreach announces 51 locations to the copper phone to fibre migration

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As first reported by ISP Review, Openreach have announced 51 locations where they intend to move away from copper-based analogue phones. Meaning customers will need to move to an internet based phone solution, such as VoIP or risk being unable to make or receive calls.

This announcements comes as Openreach announced that they plan to completely switch off their analogue network by December 2025. After this time customers will be unable to use their analogue phones to make or receive calls or use their line for alarm services or for payment terminals to name a few.

Customers on FTTC broadband or ADSL would also need to upgrade their broadband to a new broadband only solution such as SOGEA Broadband (a broadband only solution). You can read more info in our PSTN withdrawal article.

Openreach plan to move customers over to FTTP broadband (Fibre To The Premises) and will announce plans to “stop-sell” of copper services to customers.


List of the 51 ‘stop sell’ exchanges and locations

Armagh Armagh
Bangor Newtownards & Bangor
Barry Vale of Glamorgan
Benton North Tyneside
Bow Mid Devon
Brentwood Brentwood
Broadstairs Thanet
Bromsgrove Bromsgrove
Broxburn West Lothian
Capheaton Northumberland
Cardinham Cornwall
Caxton South Cambridgeshire
Cheylesmore Coventry
Doncaster Doncaster
Doncaster North Doncaster
Dutton Diffeth Wrexham
Eastham Wirral
Edwalton Rushcliffe
Glendale Highland
Halkyn Flintshire
Hartburn Northumberland
Haydon Wick Swindon
Hepple Northumberland
Heriot Scottish Borders
How Caple Herefordshire, County of
Ilford North Greater London
Lillingstonedayrell Aylesbury Vale
Linstead Suffolk Coastal
Llanfaethlu Isle of Anglesey
Longridge Ribble Valley
Lurgan Craigavon
Mountwood Wirral
Newtonards Newtownards & Bangor
Orpington Greater London
Penzance Cornwall
Portadown Craigavon
Rickmansworth Three Rivers
Saxmundham Suffolk Coastal
Stanecastle North Ayrshire
Tadcaster Selby
Thames Ditton Elmbridge
Thamesmead Greater London
Thornton Heath Greater London
Waterloo Sefton
Waternish Highland
Wickford Basildon
Winterton North Lincolnshire
Wollaton Nottingham
Woodgate Birmingham
Wythenshawe Greater Manchester
Zelah Cornwall

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