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BT Cuts LLU Charges By Up To 70%

Posted: 13th May, 2004 By: MarkJ
Much as expected, BT has attempted to get one up on the conclusions of a forthcoming Ofcom investigation by cutting the prices for its local loop unbundling (LLU) products by up to 70%. The move will likely result in cheaper broadband from the operators rivals:

BT to usher in new era of broadband investment

BT is to develop new services that should alter the face of broadband competition in the UK. The company is to re-design and simplify its current local loop unbundling (LLU) product in the strong belief that such a move will benefit those companies who are willing to invest and innovate. The move should also reduce the need for future regulatory intervention and so create greater certainty for the whole industry to invest with confidence.

In a move designed to enhance and extend infrastructure competition, BT is to cut the prices for its LLU products by up to 70 per cent in a phased series of price cuts. The long term aim is that products such as BT DataStream will be subject to less regulation in areas where LLU has been a success. This should benefit companies that are prepared to invest.

BT will continue to offer the widest variety of wholesale access products in Europe. The new LLU product will be closer to simpler continental models and BT aims to introduce it to the market within six months. Immediate price cuts will be made to ensure there is sustainable demand prior to launch and to enable potential customers to plan ahead with confidence.

The monthly rental price for the existing shared LLU product will come down on June 1 from £4.42 to £2.26 per line with the connection fee also falling from £117 to £83.33. Taking both cuts into consideration, this represents an overall saving of 35 per cent on the current price.

Prices will be reduced again - making a total reduction of up to 70 per cent - once the full cost benefits of the re-scoped product and the achievement of certain volumes filter through. Prices for the fully unbundled LLU product are also to come down initially by an average of 15 per cent.

BT is to make several other changes. These include adjusting the price for elements of its BT DataStream products to ensure there are adequate margins between BT DataStream and BT IPStream Home 500. These adjustments will be announced by the end of May with the margin being maintained with regard to all BT IPStream capacity based charging products.

In addition, BT is also to introduce a new wholesale calls product for Carrier Pre-Selection (CPS) operators where they have invested in connecting to a local exchange. This product will allow them to use BT directly for on-switch or inter-local exchange calls at a price such that their overall costs can be considerably reduced. The final product will be developed in consultation with Ofcom and the industry with interim arrangements to be put in place from July.
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