Make the move to an all-IP world
We all know the PSTN lines will be closed in 2025, but the movement has already gathered pace. Find out more about how we’re planning to help you and your customers with your digital transformation.
Get ahead of the game
So when 2025 comes around, you’ll already have been an all-IP expert for years.
When’s it happening?
Key dates to remember as we begin our Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) stop sell:
- 67 exchanges stop sell – 9 May 2023
- 65 exchanges stop sell – 8 August 2023
- Salisbury & Mildenhall withdrawal – April 2023
- Nationwide full WLR stop sell – September 2023
- Nationwide WLR withdrawal – December 2025
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Explore our interactive guide to see how you can help make that happen.
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Frequently asked questions
There’s a lot happening over the next few years, so you probably have some questions.
What’s being withdrawn and why?
The existing PSTN service is ageing, and it’s no longer sustainable to support today’s communication requirements. It’ll reach the end of its life by December 2025, which means the analogue telephone voice service that’s reliant on the network won’t be available anymore.
What does stop sell mean?
‘Stop sell’ means no new WLR services will be offered in the impacted areas. Stop sell also restricts existing WLR services.
What can I replace PSTN with?
As PSTN closes, there are a number of other products which can underpin migration, covering both broadband and Ethernet. For voice services, you’ll need an IP voice product over the top of the underlying access. We’ve put together some FAQs within our interactive guide which should answer any questions you may have. If you want to know more, just get in touch with us.
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Get in touch
Let’s get the conversation started. We can talk you through the upcoming plans and ensure your customers can be moved onto new services ahead of the withdrawal dates.