On 5th September 2023 Openreach provided the announcement below regarding the transition to All IP; detailing copper product, more commonly known as Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) will no longer be sold in the UK bringing the PSTN switch-off that one step closer.

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Openreach Statement – 5th September 2023

As a key industry stakeholder, I wanted to make you aware that as of today Openreach has stopped selling the copper product known as Wholesale Line Rental (WLR), which relies on the PSTN.

From today, new WLR lines, broadband over WLR, and transfers of WLR between Communication Providers (CPs) will no longer be provided. We continue to collaborate with CPs to migrate their customers to digital-only service (All IP), with particular attention given to the vulnerable and Critical National Infrastructure. This is a major milestone ahead of switching off the PSTN in December 2025.

The service for those who already have it continues until the end of 2025, or until your Communications Provider migrates you to another product likely to be based on digital technology. You will be contacted by them when they are ready to migrate your lines.

John Livermore
Industry Engagement Manager, All IP Implementation

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