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Unbundled (Non-BT / LLU) UK Lines Exceed 1.1m

Posted: 01st Dec, 2006 By: MarkJ
The Telecommunications adjudicator (OTA), Peter Black, has released his latest monthly (November) report on the status of UK local loop unbundling (LLU) - HERE. Some 1,100,000 lines have now been unhooked from BT, adding roughly 100,000 since October.

Meanwhile we continue to keep track of the statistics:

Jan'06 = 250,000
Feb'06 = 300,000 (+50k)
Mar'06 = 360,000 (+60k)
Apr'06 = 420,000 (+60k)
May'06 = 471,000 (+51k)
Jun'06 = 580,000 (+109k)
Jul'06 = 673,000 (+93k)
Aug'06 = 735,000 (+62k)
Sep'06 = 850,000 (+115k)
Oct'06 = 1,000,000 Estimated (+150k)
Nov'06 = 1,100,000 (+100k)

Most of the problem areas appear to have seen improvement since last months update, although migrations continue to suffer difficulties:

Migrations; I reported last month that problems for customers continue to be reported particularly where the losing service provider is using LLU. OTA in conjunction with Ofcom and Openreach have set up and are coordinating a cross-industry plan involving LLU operators, IPStream Resellers and BT Wholesale to allow inter-product migrations to take place seamlessly. We have also developed an approach to ensure that customers get the right information about how they can best migrate their service between providers, a letter outlining the approach is available through this link.

http://www.offta.org.uk/otaupdate20061201.htm .
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