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BT Revises Wholesale ADSL Prices
By: MarkJ - 20 January, 2004 (9:18 AM)

BT Wholesale will, from 1st May 2004, revise the pricing discount schemes for its main wholesale broadband ADSL products (IPStream [BT] and DataStream [non-BT]):


BT is to revise the pricing discount schemes for its main wholesale broadband products, with effect from May 1. The move follows detailed discussions with telecoms regulator Oftel, which last year expressed concerns about the format of existing schemes.

The revised schemes will be common across BT IPStream and BT DataStream products* and will be based on wholesale customers' actual volume of orders, measured monthly, rather than on their own forecasts of future annual spending as in the past. Another key change will be that the discount will not apply to a customer's entire buy once a threshold is hit, but only to the portion above the threshold. At the same time, two of the three levels of discount will be increased - from 1 per cent to 1.5 per cent and from 1.5 per cent to 1.75 per cent. The top discount rate of 2 per cent will remain the same.

The net effect of the changes to the discount schemes will be largely neutral.

A BT spokesman said: "We have looked closely at the way our discount schemes are structured and believe these revisions make good sense."

For BT IPStream, the first level of discount will kick in at a monthly spend of about 166,000, for BT DataStream at about 103,000.

Full details of the new discount schemes can be found at: http://www.btwholesale.com/broadband

*The BT IPStream products that are included in the calculations are BT IPStream Home 500, BT IPStream Home 1000, BT IPStream 500, BT IPStream Office 500, BT IPStream Office 1000, BT IPStream Office 2000, BT IPStream S500, BT IPStream S1000 and BT IPStreamS2000.

The BT DataStream products included in the calculation are BT DataStream Office 500, BT DataStream Office 1000, BT DataStream Office 2000 and BT DataStream End User Port Reservations.

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