Openreach progressing with the 2025 PSTN switch off

The latest development in our series of blog posts covering the PSTN switch-off, Openreach has announced plans to cease selling their soon-to-be outdated services from a further 51 exchange UK locations, impacting 513,000 premises. This falls in line with BT’s plan of closing down the network used for existing analogue telephone lines, expected to be finalised in December 2025. To get up to speed with the story so far, please consider reading our blog posts covering:

  1. What is the PSTN and ISDN switch-off
  2. How businesses can get ahead of the switch-off
  3. What we have done to help our customers future-proof their businesses

This latest decision by Openreach will make the total number of exchange locations in the ‘stop sell’ programme up to 712, covering a considerable 6.6m premises. This new change effectively gives Communication Providers (CPs) 12 months before to cease selling copper-based products and services in favour of newer services, as the network they rely upon will be closing down.

The alternative solution posed for businesses and households alike is to adopt newer digital services running on a full-fibre connection. At Gemini, we can advise on a range of services to help businesses overcome these challenges, including the latest VoIP phone systems and an industry-leading business comms platform.

In addition to offering communications solutions, we can also help businesses update their broadband services, namely those that rely upon FTTC broadband with the new SoGEA FTTC broadband. For those who rely on the old lines for security devices, we can also advise on a number of alternative security options to suit your business needs.

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