Openreach has named the next group of 98 UK exchange areas earmarked to be transitioned from copper-based services to an all-IP network.
The latest tranche of exchanges, encompassing 954k premises, brings the total over 550 covering over five million premises.
James Lilley, Director for Managed Customer Migrations, said: “Just over two years from now Openreach will stop selling products that rely on PSTN. Over the next four years we will upgrade some 13 million analogue lines to digital all-IP.”
“As part of this transformation programme we’ve been preparing to withdraw older analogue products in two trial areas, Salisbury and Mildenhall, and we’re now notifying Communications Providers that these products will be withdrawn in spring 2023.”
The list of stop sell exchanges can be downloaded in pdf and excel formats from https://www.openreach.com/upgrading-the-UK-to-digital-phone-lines/industry.