Ofcom publishes BT pricing proposals

8 Sep 2005

UK regulator Ofcom has published new proposals which could give incumbent telco BT more freedom to set the prices it charges corporate customers. The recently released consultation paper suggests that BT would be free to offer tailored, unregulated tariffs to corporate users with accounts worth more than GBP1 million (USD1.8 million) annually. Interested parties have until the end of September to comment on the proposals.

Meanwhile, Ofcom has announced a separate set of proposals regarding BT’s charges for unbundled local loop (ULL) access. The regulator has suggested ULL access tariffs are given a ceiling of GBP81.85 annually. BT recently pre-empted the proposals by voluntarily reducing its ULL prices from GBP105 to GBP80. Interested parties have until October 10 to comment on the ULL proposals.

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