Openreach announces 51 locations to the copper phone to fibre migration

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

EXCHANGE NAMELocation
ArmaghArmagh
BangorNewtownards & Bangor
BarryVale of Glamorgan
BentonNorth Tyneside
BowMid Devon
BrentwoodBrentwood
BroadstairsThanet
BromsgroveBromsgrove
BroxburnWest Lothian
CapheatonNorthumberland
CardinhamCornwall
CaxtonSouth Cambridgeshire
CheylesmoreCoventry
DoncasterDoncaster
Doncaster NorthDoncaster
Dutton DiffethWrexham
EasthamWirral
EdwaltonRushcliffe
GlendaleHighland
HalkynFlintshire
HartburnNorthumberland
Haydon WickSwindon
HeppleNorthumberland
HeriotScottish Borders
How CapleHerefordshire, County of
Ilford NorthGreater London
LillingstonedayrellAylesbury Vale
LinsteadSuffolk Coastal
LlanfaethluIsle of Anglesey
LongridgeRibble Valley
LurganCraigavon
MountwoodWirral
NewtonardsNewtownards & Bangor
OrpingtonGreater London
PenzanceCornwall
PortadownCraigavon
RickmansworthThree Rivers
SaxmundhamSuffolk Coastal
StanecastleNorth Ayrshire
TadcasterSelby
Thames DittonElmbridge
ThamesmeadGreater London
Thornton HeathGreater London
WaterlooSefton
WaternishHighland
WickfordBasildon
WintertonNorth Lincolnshire
WollatonNottingham
WoodgateBirmingham
WythenshaweGreater Manchester
ZelahCornwall