Copper Access - WLR3


Wholesale Line Rental 3 (WLR3) enables you to offer your own-brand telephony service on our network. We provide, maintain and repair the lines so that you can supply your services to your customers, without having to maintain a network yourself.

Communications providers that offer WLR3 are subject to the Ofcom "General Conditions of Entitlement". For more details on the General Conditions of entitlement see the Ofcom website at

WLR3 offers three variants to suit your customers' needs: WLR3 PSTN basic and premium, WLR3 ISDN2 and WLR3 ISDN30.

BT announced its plans this year to close the PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) that supports a number of our products (including WLR3 analogue) by the end of 2025.

Openreach launched an industry consultation on: Upgrading the Access Network: the withdrawal of WLR products and the smooth transition to IP voice services in May 2018.

Find out more about the network update and key dates for WLR withdrawal.