Following the Openreach initial proposal that by December 2025, integrated digital service network (ISDN) lines will be no more, Openreach has recently announced 79 additional UK ISDN switch off locations where they plan to stop selling the copper-based service. This in turn makes room for the newer fibre connections.
This programme will result in businesses no longer being able to buy copper broadband if they are upgrading or switching telecoms providers, and in replacement only being able to purchase fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) broadband networks.
The short answer is yes, as the end of IDSN is approaching so it’s time to get on board now.
This stop-sell process initially started in Salisbury in December 2020, then in May 2021, a trial began in Suffolk.
Now in the latest step of the programme, 79 more locations cover 500,000 premises in locations including North Wales, Rural Scotland, the Far West of England, Northern Ireland, the Sussex Coast and metropolitan regions such as Birmingham, Liverpool and Bristol. This means there are now more than 450 stop sell exchanges, bringing the total number to about 4 million premises.
The full list of the latest 79 additional exchanges affected by the changes can be found below:
|Exchange Name||Location||Exchange Code|
|West Hanney||Vale of White Horse||SMWHY|
|Burnham On Crouch||Maldon||EABNH|
|Chester South||Cheshire West and Chester||WNCSS|
|Kings Lynn||King’s Lynn and West Norfolk||EAKLN|
|Merthyr Tydfil||Merthyr Tydfil||SWMT/EX|
|Kings Langley||Three Rivers||LWKLAN|
|Bowmans Green||St Albans||LNBGN|
|Aghalee||Lisburn and Castlereagh||NIAL|
|Ahoghill||Mid and East Antrim||NIAH|
|Annalong||Newry, Mourne and Down||NIAA|
|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|
|Belcoo||Fermanagh and Omagh||NIBCO|
|Belleek||Fermanagh and Omagh||NIBEK|
|Bushmills||Causeway Coast and Glens||NIBH|
|Bessbrook||Newry, Mourne and Down||NIBSB|
|Castlewellan||Newry, Mourne and Down||NICW|
|Crumlin||Antrim and Newtownabbey||NICMN|
|Cullybackey||Mid and East Antrim||NICB|
|Cushendun||Causeway Coast and Glens||NICSD|
|Derryadd||Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon||NIDRY|
|Derrygonnelly||Fermanagh and Omagh||NIDY|
|Derrylin||Fermanagh and Omagh||NIDYN|
|Drumbo||Lisburn and Castlereagh||NIDBO|
|Glenarm||Mid and East Antrim||NIGM|
|Kesh||Fermanagh and Omagh||NIKH|
|Lisnaskea||Fermanagh and Omagh||NILA|
|Randalstown||Antrim and Newtownabbey||NIRT|
|Tandragee||Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon||NITG|
This is by no means an instant disconnection. You have until 2025 to revamp your business communications, but would you wait until the deadline to replace your care if it was broken? Save time and stress by getting a secure method in place now so that you are ahead of this.
The modern way forward here is VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). This means there is no need for the copper frames going forward as this allows phone calls to be made over an internet connection. This is not new and untested, it has been around for several years. Recently popularity and demand for VoIP have risen as the phone system of choice, and we all know a phone system is an integral part of all companies, not only does it provide the internal communications of your company, however it is important to have a good phone system in place to grow, retain and impress you customers by providing excellent customer service.
How can we help?
At Enreach we can help you work wonders, offering everything you need to keep connected after the ISDN Switch off. Now not only can we provide an outstanding business phone system that will enable your teams to work their magic, but we can also provide excellent, reliable and fast broadband options to go with it.
Some of you may have concerns about using VoIP. Like what if you have no internet connection, or it drops? Simple avoid and outage with amazing business broadband that does not rely on ISDN. You have surprisingly a lot of options for this, so there is no need to panic.
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This is the inevitable future of UK broadband, so it’s time to get ahead of the curve. If you are interested in taking a step in the right direction, our team are on hand to help you in a flash, simply give us a call on 0333 3603 723 or email us at email@example.com. Additionally you can read our blog about what you should do for the end of ISDN.