During 2021 there have been significant changes to broadband products/packages taking place due to the latest Openreach FTTP Fibre Rollout Programme. These exciting changes affect certain services and will require many of our customers to upgrade from their existing broadband product, prior to switch off. If you are also planning to move premises, this may also affect you.

In June 2021, the first wave of exchanges came into effect in areas that have met the coverage criteria. These exchanges covered a footprint of around 1.2 million premises.

As of 2nd August 2021, a further 86 exchanges have been confirmed by Openreach, which means a Stop Sell will come into effect in these exchanges from 2nd August 2022 and no new WLR-based products will be available in these areas.

There are just over 380 areas in total that are affected across the UK. In the local Greater Manchester area these include, Wythenshawe, Failsworth, Walkden, Eccles, Swinton, Hulme Hall, Prestwich, Whitefield and Radcliffe.

The products that are affected by the changes are detailed below. If your business currently uses any of these products, then this is a great opportunity to switch over to a fantastic alternative, combined with additional benefits.

Current Product                      Alternatives

PSTN                                      SIP/Hosted

ISDN2/30                                SIP/Hosted

ADSL                                      SoGEA/FTTP

FTTC                                       SoGEA/FTTP/Leased Line

What are the benefits of Fibre to the Premises (FTTP)?

There are many benefits to switching to FTTP – no go-slow, better performance, impressive speeds and fewer dropouts with fibre connected straight to your premises. Fibre optic cables are powerful and resilient, so you can always rely on being connected. You can be safe in the knowledge that your business can operate smoothly and efficiently. It also enables easier home working solutions!

For more information and to find out if the fibre rollout can benefit your business, please email us info@diamondsolutionsuk.com or call us on 0330 400 4455.

Now is the time to upgrade to futureproof your business!