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BT Openreach ISDN Stop Sell

BT Openreach Stop Sell

The BT Openreach Stop Sell is the next phase of the ISDN Switch Off. It has been announced that on the 28th June 2021, copper lines will no longer be sold from 118 exchanges across the UK.

This movement in technology is set to affect millions of both business and residential premises in the country. Now is the time to begin looking at migrating your business communications to fibre technology.

What is the ISDN Switch Off?

BT Openreach have announced that by 2026 they will have begun the shutdown of the ageing copper wire telephone line network.

Over the last 20 years, technology has evolved at a very fast pace. The ISDN network is being phased out in favour of internet-based lines, which are the future for business communications. Hosted communications offer the end user greater reliability, and provides far more flexibility than the existing copper network.

Due to the many benefits provided by the newer technology, there will no longer be a requirement for the majority of traditional analogue phone line services. This is why the outdated technology is being phased out, which BT Openreach are calling the “ISDN Switch Off”.

The copper switch off is not going to be complete for a few more years, but that does not mean you should ignore this change. Every business using ISDN will begin to be affected as each step of phasing out this technology is in progress.

Salisbury was the first city in the UK to begin the movement to full fibre. Here is a summary of the current timeline of the BT Openreach ISDN Switch Off:

 

What exchanges will be impacted by the BT Openreach Stop Sell?

As mentioned, a further 118 exchanges will be no longer supporting new ISDN or PTSN lines. Please see the table below for the full list of areas in the UK that will be affected on 28th June 2021.

LocationExchange Name
Antrim and NewtownabbeyWhiteabbey
Basingstoke and DeaneChineham
BelfastBe/Ballysillan
BelfastBe/City
BelfastBelfast Balmoral
BelfastBelfast Cregagh
BelfastBelfast East
BelfastBelfast Fortwilliam
BelfastBelfast Knock
BelfastBelfast Malone
BelfastBelfast North
BelfastBelfast Ormeau
BelfastBelfast Stormont
BelfastDundonald
BirminghamBeacon
BirminghamBearwood
BirminghamBirchfield
BirminghamHarborne
BirminghamHighbury
BirminghamSheldon
BirminghamSpringfield
BirminghamStechford
BirminghamStreetly
City of BristolBishopsworth
City of BristolSouth
City of BristolWestbury-On-Trym
CardiffWhitchurch
Central BedfordshireCranfield
ChelmsfordBoreham
CherwellDeddington
Cheshire EastBridgemere
Cheshire EastWettenhall
Cheshire West and ChesterArley
Cheshire West and ChesterMickle Trafford
Cheshire West and ChesterTarporley
ChichesterEast Marden
ChichesterSutton
City of EdinburghAbbeyhill
City of EdinburghCorstorphine
CornwallCanworthy Water
CornwallCoads Green
CornwallLanreath
CornwallOtterham Station
CornwallPadstow
CornwallRumford
CornwallSt Buryan
CornwallTresillian
CoventryEarlsdon
CoventryKeresley
CoventryRadford
CoventryTile Hill
DenbighshireLlandegla
DerbyAllestree Park
DoncasterCantley
Dumfries and GallowayBoreland
Dumfries and GallowayRingford
Dumfries and GallowaySouthwick
East AyrshireKilmarnock
Eilean SiarGreat Bernera
Epsom and EwellEwell
ExeterPinhoe
FlintshireCaergwrle
Forest HeathKentford
GedlingGedling
Greater LondonDagenham
Greater LondonGants Hill
Greater LondonKenton Road
Greater LondonMerton Park
Greater ManchesterEccles
Greater ManchesterFailsworth
Greater ManchesterHulme Hall
Greater ManchesterPrestwich
Greater ManchesterRadcliffe
Greater ManchesterSwinton
Greater ManchesterWalkden
Greater ManchesterWhitefield
GwyneddBontddu
GwyneddTudweiliog
County of HerefordshireBurleygate
County of HerefordshireCanon Pyon
County of HerefordshireHarewood End
HighlandAchnasheen
HighlandAltnaharra
HighlandAultguish
HighlandDaviot
KirkleesFlockton
LeedsHarehills
LeedsHeadingley
LeedsHorsforth
LeedsMorley
LiverpoolChildwall
LiverpoolCressington
LiverpoolGateacre
LiverpoolSefton Park
LiverpoolStoneycroft
Newcastle upon TyneGosforth
Northern IrelandCarryduff
NorthumberlandBelsay
NorthumberlandCrookham
NottinghamSherwood
PrestonCatforth
Reigate and BansteadBurgh Heath
RushcliffeTrentside
Scottish BordersLempitlaw
SeftonGreat Crosby
SolihullSolihull
South LakelandCrosthwaite
SwanseaMayals
SwanseaSwansea
SwindonToothill
Three RiversHatch End
Vale of GlamorganBonvilston
Vale of GlamorganSully
West LancashireParbold
WiltshireSalisbury
WirralClaughton
WirralRock Ferry
WirralWallasey

If your business is located in one of the above areas and you are currently operating on a traditional ISDN system, now is a good time to start thinking about upgrading your communications system.

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What does this mean for your business?

If your telephone line is impacted by the ISDN Stop Sell, you will soon no longer be able to purchase any additional lines. This means your business growth will become hugely limited.

You will also no longer be able to amend your current service. This means no changes can be made to your existing installation, including working line takeovers, migrations, CP transfers, addition of broadband to copper voice lines or bandwidth modify. As you can imagine, this has the potential to severely disrupt any growth or changes within your business.

 

The risk of leaving the switch to the last minute

If you currently have an ISDN telephone line, you will be able to continue using your existing installation after the Stop Sell. However, this will only be the case until 2025 when the technology will cease to exist.

Leaving the switch to VoIP or SIP technology this late, puts your business at risk of having your communications cut off. Begin the migration away from analogue technology now to future-proof your business.

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How we can help

We understand the concern that this change in technology may cause for your organisation. This is why we are offering a Full Fibre Upgrade Voucher to help businesses in this position to complete the migration to VoIP or SIP technology, due to the copper retirement.

Our Full Fibre Upgrade Grant will contribute towards the costs of installation, hardware (including routers and network switches), cabling and training.

Take advantage of this voucher before 28th June 2021 and get up to £2500 towards the ISDN to VoIP or SIP migration and future-proof your business with an innovative telephone solution.

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VoIPSure Solution

The most popular and preferred option for ISDN-reliant businesses is to switch to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol). This is a more modern, innovative and progressive technology that doesn’t use traditional landlines. Instead, all you need is an active internet connection to make seamless high quality voice and video calls.

VoIPSure is our complete communications platform that you can use from any web browser to chat, call, videoconference, share your screen and files, and much more.

With our innovative VoIP collaboration solution, your organisation will benefit from over 50 features including:

✅ Remote working capabilities – Work from any location, on any device.

✅ HD Voice and Video Calls – Enjoy seamless voice and video calls.

✅ Access with multiple devices – Our award-winning software is compatible with desk phones, computers, smartphones on both iOS and Android.

✅ CRM integrations – Keep in touch with your customers and suppliers effortlessly.

✅ Advanced call management – Call recording, auto attendant, call queuing and more tools allow you to have more control over your communications.

The hardware you use for your business communications is just as important as the software. This is why our expert team will provide a hardware solution tailored to the specific needs of your organisation.

VoIPSure collaboration platform is best suited to Yealink hardware. The Yealink products that we provide are excellent in quality and feature-rich, with rapid technical support and auto-provisioned. Whether you need a premium cordless phone to provide employees with more flexibility or a productivity enhancing desk phone, we can help.

VoIPSure VoIP communication tool for business

 

Why choose B4BC?

We are a multi-award-winning telecommunications provider, established in 2005. Ensuring businesses receive state-of-the-art technology and unrivalled service is at the core of everything we do.

We have already helped many businesses across the UK make the switch from ISDN lines due to the upcoming BT Openreach Stop Sell. We can help you to migrate to a VoIP or SIP based telecoms solution with ease, to instantly increase your business performance.

Our team of migration specialists will be happy to discuss what the technology transition will mean for your business in more detail. Contact us to arrange a free consultation.

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