Centrica storms ahead in CPS market

19 Nov 2003

UK alternative telecoms carrier Centrica, which operates under the One.Tel brand name, has gained 25% of the country’s carrier pre-select market, claiming a customer base of over 570,000 by mid-November 2003. The operator also revealed that Oftel has recommended it as one of the six carriers to trial the new Wholesale Line Rental product, which will allow service providers to offer line rental directly to customers, providing a single bill for line rental and calls. The operator claims that the introduction of wholesale line rental is an important step for the future of alternative telecoms carriers, and signals BT’s loosening grip on the market.

United Kingdom