By: MarkJ - 05 February, 2007 (1:18 PM)
BT has today given a welcoming response to the recent news that unbundled UK lines (LLU
) had exceeded the 1,500,000 mark (here
). This also allows the operator to proceed with its plans to cut wholesale prices in May (here
Steve Robertson, chief executive of Openreach, said: “I’m delighted to announce that the LLU market in the UK has officially taken off. It is a tribute to a great deal of hard work and investment, by the whole Openreach team and by our LLU customers, that we have achieved this number. And we’re going to spend around £1bn this year on improving the access network still further.
He continued: “Openreach is fully committed to ensuring that LLU continues to flourish in the UK, and the explosion in numbers is evidence of that. But we are not only committed to building on this momentum, but also on delivering an excellent level of service to our communication provider customers.
Unbundled lines have increased by 640% since the creation of Openreach in January 2006.
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