On 7th September, Openreach held the latest consultation update for Inductry regarding their plans for closing the telephony network across the UK.

Slides released at the event are attached below.

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The following timetable was also released:-


•27 July 2018 – Consultation closed

•7 September 2018 – A call to summarise the CP responses – all CPs and industry groups / bodies invited

•7 September 2018 – Publish CP response summary on Openreach portal

•1 October 2018 – Publish formal Openreach response to consultation

•5 October 2018 – First industry working group – Kick off working group session with CPs who provided a response

•W/C 8 October 2018 – Publish industry working group meeting schedule going forward

•September 2023 – Restriction of WLR3 new supply

•December 2025 –  Focus is on how we achieve the withdrawal of the WLR3 product set before the end of December 2025