Openreach FTTP: 79 new Exchanges in Tranche 6 stop sells.

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Starting November 1st 2022, orders for non GEA-FTTP products will be rejected for the following premises that have Openreach FTTP availability and a coverage of Ultrafast greater than 75%.

What does a Stop Sell mean?

Openreach uses the term Stop Sell to indicate they will no longer sell certain products. It is important to distinguish this from a product withdrawal. Under a stop sell if you currently own the product you will be able to continue using it but, there won’t be new supply. On the other hand, a product withdrawal like the PSTN and ISDN Switch Off means you will no longer be able to use those products.

How can I check if a stop sell is in effect?

Openreach actively releases updates about what their next FTTP Priority Exchange stop sell areas will be. Therefore your Communication Providers will likely notify you if you are in an area affected by the stop sells. You can also get in touch directly with your Communication Providers if you are still unsure.

What does it mean for my business?

When an FTTP Priority Exchange stop sell applies in an exchange you’re trying to put an order through, you will not be able to order non GEA-FTTP products. You will however be able to continue to use your existing non GEA-FTTP products until they are withdrawn. As long as Openreach FTTP is available at your premises it will be the main valid product that you can buy.

Note: A stop sell will not apply to premises that do not have FTTP coverage. In this case you will still be able to order non GEA-FTTP products.

List of Exchanges

Please note that the Openreach announcement mentions 79 exchanges but there are only 76 in the list provided on the Openreach website.

Exchange NameExchange LocationExchange Code
AghaleeLisburn and CastlereaghNIAL
AhoghillMid and East AntrimNIAH
AnnalongNewry, Mourne and DownNIAA
BallycastleCauseway Coast and GlensNIBT
BallygallyMid and East AntrimNIBGL
BallygowanArds and North DownNIBN
BallykinlerNewry, Mourne and DownNIBKR
BallynahinchNewry, Mourne and DownNIBNH
BelcooFermanagh and OmaghNIBCO
BelleekFermanagh and OmaghNIBEK
BessbrookNewry, Mourne and DownNIBSB
Blyth, NorthumberlandNorthumberlandNEBH
Bowmans GreenSt AlbansLNBGN
Burnham On CrouchMaldonEABNH
BushmillsCauseway Coast and GlensNIBH
CastlewellanNewry, Mourne and DownNICW
Chapel BramptonNorthamptonEMCHAPE
Chester SouthCheshire West and ChesterWNCSS
CoaghMid UlsterNICH
CrumlinAntrim and NewtownabbeyNICMN
CullybackeyMid and East AntrimNICB
CushendunCauseway Coast and GlensNICSD
DerryaddArmagh City, Banbridge and CraigavonNIDRY
DerrygonnellyFermanagh and OmaghNIDY
DerrylinFermanagh and OmaghNIDYN
DrumboLisburn and CastlereaghNIDBO
DunbarEast LothianESDUR
FauldhouseWest LothianESFAU
FivemiletownMid UlsterNIFN
GlenarmMid and East AntrimNIGM
Hunts CrossLiverpoolLVHUN
IlminsterSouth SomersetWWILMI
KeshFermanagh and OmaghNIKH
Kings LangleyThree RiversLWKLAN
Kings LynnKing’s Lynn and West NorfolkEAKLN
Knott EndWyreLCKNO
LanarkSouth LanarkshireWSLAK
LisnaskeaFermanagh and OmaghNILA
Lower SheltonBedfordSMLSN
MarpleGreater ManchesterMRMAR
Merthyr TydfilMerthyr TydfilSWMT/EX
RandalstownAntrim and NewtownabbeyNIRT
ShardlowSouth DerbyshireEMSHARD
SidcupGreater LondonLSSID
St AnnesFyldeLCSTA
Sutton ColdfieldBirminghamCMSUT
TandrageeArmagh City, Banbridge and CraigavonNITG
TavistockWest DevonWWTAVI
TowcesterSouth NorthamptonshireEMTOWCE
West HanneyVale of White HorseSMWHY
WinscombeNorth SomersetSSWIN
Worcester St.JohnsWorcesterWMSTJ


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