Openreach will continue with their existing plan for upgrading systems to fully digital phone service, this includes the recently announced Tranche 8!
Openreach has announced that they are continuing with their existing upgrade schedule for All IP (Digital Voice), this includes the recently announced Tranche 8, which will see 46 further exchanges on May 9th 2023 enter stop-sell. This is the second confirmed announcement for 2023, with tranche 7 confirmed to include 98 exchanges in February next year. The total number of planned upgrades now stands at 581 – impacting over 5.5 million premises across the UK. At the bottom of this article, you will find a table containing the latest exchanges as part of this new tranche.
Be sure to also check our exchange map, where you can search by area, postcode or date range, for the latest ‘stop-sell’ dates including those planned for this year.
Tranche 4: 69 exchanges on 29th April 2022
Tranche 5: 97 exchanges on 2nd August 2022
Tranche 6: 89 exchanges on 1st November 2022
Although the industry has until 2025 to complete the switch, action must be taken now! End-users are already receiving letters explaining to them that their local exchange is being upgraded to digital. Action by Installers has now reached a crucial state, where unprepared companies risk being caught in the chaos of last-minute upgrades in the months before the 2025 full migration date.
Installers that would like to explain to their customers what All IP is and why upgrading is imperative, we have created a handy 2-minute video that can be shared to help answer End-user’s queries, click here to watch.
To find out about the solutions CSL can offer Installers, visit our All IP hub, where we explain what All IP is, its effect and what Installers & Service Providers can do to get ready.
|Exchange Name||Exchange Location||Stop Sell Date|
|Burton||Holme (South Lakeland)||09-May-23|
|Crayford||Greater London - Bexley||09-May-23|
|Gerrards Cross||Gerrards Cross||09-May-23|
|Irlam||Greater Manchester - Salford||09-May-23|
|Rhos On Sea||Colwyn Bay||09-May-23|
|Ruddington||Clifton (City of Nottingham)||09-May-23|