Welcome to the Openreach All IP Test Lab
The Test Lab provides an environment which emulates some of the conditions found when an analogue line migrates to a digital line.
This allows suppliers of equipment used on Openreach’s the UK telephony network maintained by Openreach to test their products so they can help and advise their customers when their lines migrate., in an environment which emulates some of the conditions found when an analogue line migrates to a Digital line.
The All IP Programme has been running since May 2018 and covers the switch off of the current WLR (Wholesale Line Rental) portfolio by the end of 2025. In readiness for this, Openreach has rolled out Fibre to the Cabinet (FTTC) to 95% of the UK and made Full Fibre (FTTP Fibre to the Premises) available to 4.5M premises so far.
The programme migration time scales will be in the hands of your Communications Provider who buy services from Openreach. There are more than 650 Communications Providers in the UK, including SKY, TalkTalk, BT and Gamma. Openreach does not recommend any of these companies over another.
Currently the Test Lab offers a variety of types of Openreach lines for testing including:
- WLR (Wholesale Line Rental - PSTN, ISDN2, ISDN30)
- FTTC (Fibre to the Cabinet)
- SoGEA (Single Order Generic Ethernet Access)
- FTTP (FTTP Fibre to the Premises)
- SoTAP (Single Order Transitional Access Product)
How the Wholesale Line Rental switch off and migration to All IP will affect customer lines
The following network diagrams show how customer's existing lines will change due to the Wholesale Line Rental (WLR) switch off and migration to All IP.
Wholesale Line Rental switch off
Wholesale Line Rental to SoGEA
WLR to FTTP
FTTC to SoGEA
Communications Provider routers available for testing
The following Communications Providers have installed their routers at the lab and you’ll be able to test your hardware within the boundaries of this equipment.
If the Communications Provider you’re interested isn’t listed, please contact them directly for more information.
Opening times and bookings
We look forward to welcoming you to the Test Lab.
The lab is open 10:00 - 16:00 hours Monday to Friday, excluding any Bank Holidays.
Getting to the Judd St Test Lab
123 Judd Street
Nearest Train Stations
Mainline - King's Cross St Pancras
Underground - King's Cross
Nearest Car Parking
NCP London Kings Cross St.Pancras - you can use their route planner to plan your journey.