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

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 You will however be able to continue to use your existing non GEA-FTTP products until they are withdrawn.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 Name Exchange Location Exchange Code
Aghalee Lisburn and Castlereagh NIAL
Ahoghill Mid and East Antrim NIAH
Annalong Newry, Mourne and Down NIAA
Arnold Gedling EMARNOL
Ballycastle Causeway Coast and Glens NIBT
Ballygally Mid and East Antrim NIBGL
Ballygowan Ards and North Down NIBN
Ballykinler Newry, Mourne and Down NIBKR
Ballynahinch Newry, Mourne and Down NIBNH
Basildon Basildon EABAS
Beaminster Dorset STBMSTR
Belcoo Fermanagh and Omagh NIBCO
Belleek Fermanagh and Omagh NIBEK
Bessbrook Newry, Mourne and Down NIBSB
Blaydon Gateshead NEBL
Blunsdon Swindon SSBBN
Blyth, Northumberland Northumberland NEBH
Bowmans Green St Albans LNBGN
Brixworth Daventry EMBRIXW
Buckie Moray NSBKI
Burnham On Crouch Maldon EABNH
Bushmills Causeway Coast and Glens NIBH
Castlewellan Newry, Mourne and Down NICW
Chapel Brampton Northampton EMCHAPE
Chester South Cheshire West and Chester WNCSS
Coagh Mid Ulster NICH
Crick Daventry CMCRI
Crumlin Antrim and Newtownabbey NICMN
Cullybackey Mid and East Antrim NICB
Cushendun Causeway Coast and Glens NICSD
Daventry Daventry EMDAVEN
Derryadd Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon NIDRY
Derrygonnelly Fermanagh and Omagh NIDY
Derrylin Fermanagh and Omagh NIDYN
Drumbo Lisburn and Castlereagh NIDBO
Dunbar East Lothian ESDUR
Fauldhouse West Lothian ESFAU
Fivemiletown Mid Ulster NIFN
Garforth Leeds MYGRF
Glenarm Mid and East Antrim NIGM
Glinton Peterborough EMGLINT
Hambleton Wyre LCHAM
Hunts Cross Liverpool LVHUN
Ilminster South Somerset WWILMI
Kesh Fermanagh and Omagh NIKH
Kings Langley Three Rivers LWKLAN
Kings Lynn King’s Lynn and West Norfolk EAKLN
Knott End Wyre LCKNO
Lanark South Lanarkshire WSLAK
Lancing Adur SDLNCNG
Liskeard Cornwall WWLISK
Lisnaskea Fermanagh and Omagh NILA
Lossiemouth Moray NSLOS
Lower Shelton Bedford SMLSN
Marple Greater Manchester MRMAR
Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Tydfil SWMT/EX
Mickleover Derby EMMICKL
Normanton Wakefield MYNMN
Peopleton Wychavon WMPEO
Prestatyn Denbighshire WNPRS
Randalstown Antrim and Newtownabbey NIRT
Rhuddlan Denbighshire WNRHU
Rhyl Denbighshire WNRE
Rhymney Caerphilly SWRDA
Sandiacre Broxtowe EMSANDI
Shardlow South Derbyshire EMSHARD
Sheerness Swale NDSHE
Sidcup Greater London LSSID
St Annes Fylde LCSTA
Sutton Coldfield Birmingham CMSUT
Tandragee Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon NITG
Tavistock West Devon WWTAVI
Towcester South Northamptonshire EMTOWCE
West Hanney Vale of White Horse SMWHY
Winscombe North Somerset SSWIN
Worcester St.Johns Worcester WMSTJ

Sources
[https://www.openreach.co.uk/cpportal/updates/briefings/general-briefings/gen09621]