Openreach analogue and ISDN

“Stop Sell” phase starting January 2022

Over 200 exchanges will be in the Stop Sell phase by January 2022.
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The "Stop Sell" phase starts January 2022

In 2025 the last elements of Openreach analogue and ISDN digital copper network will be turned off as an all-IP network replaces these legacy services.

The impact on telephony and broadband services is far reaching so you need to know how it will impact you.

The project has already begun so don’t wait to consider your options.

What is happening and when?

Openreach analogue and ISDN will be switching off services at each exchange in turn. The first stage is to announce a “stop sell” date for each exchange. After this date no new affected services can be ordered and changes to existing services, no matter how minor, cannot be made.

There are already over 200 exchanges that will be in the Stop Sell phase by January 2022.

Openreach analogue and ISDN

National Openreach analogue and ISDN service "Stop Sell" date.

September 2023 has been announced as the national ‘stop sell’ date – the point at which all exchanges will have reached their stop sell date. The project completes in 2025 as the last exchanges reach their shutdown date. The big analogue switch off project ends in 2025. From this date its all-IP or nothing.

Will this affect my business and if so, what are my options?

The easiest way to comprehend the extent of this major project to your business is to consider that every single Openreach analogue and ISDN service utilising copper lines will be affected. 

The most apparent services are analogue telephone lines (PSTN) and digital ISDN lines but it doesn’t stop there.

It’s not just about telephone services. Any service that uses this infrastructure will also be impacted.


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