1775 — BT Wholesale wants to stimulate local loop unbundling

May 30, 2005 | Conteúdos Em Ingles

BT Wholesale has announced the introduction of a special offer to make it cheaper for service providers to move customers onto unbundled services.

With this offer, LLU operators will benefit from a 42 per cent reduction in the price for migrating their customers from BT Wholesale’s other broadband products to its shared LLU offering. This latest reduction in pricing for shared LLU underlines BT Wholesale’s ongoing commitment to making LLU a success, to further stimulate competition in the UK broadband market.

On the release note, BT informs that from 1 July, the price for migrating end-customers from BT Datastream and BT IPstream to shared LLU with the same operator will be reduced from £34.86 to £20.00 (ex.VAT). This offer will apply to LLU operators migrating end-customers in bulk per exchange and will be available for a period of 12 months. This special offer follows the 70 per cent reduction in total charges for shared LLU introduced by BT Wholesale in September 2004. With the introduction of these price reductions, the UK is now ranked third in Europe on price comparison for shared LLU.

Paul Reynolds, CEO, BT Wholesale said, “ We are fully committed to seeing LLU a success. Industry interest has grown significantly since BT delivered price reductions of up to 70 per cent on shared LLU in 2004, and we are confident that the special offer announced today will further boost demand.”

Reynolds continued, “In addition to this special offer, we’ve also introduced a range of new products that allow simpler migration between operators and a further range of other industry requested products and automations will be launched progressively. We are committed to continuing our work with the industry to improve the operational processes surrounding LLU.”


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