Sky inks discounted Openreach deal

10 Sep 2018

UK pay-TV and broadband operator Sky has signed a contract with BT’s network arm, Openreach, which will see it utilise the wholesaler’s fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) and G.fast networks as it seeks to drive subscriber uptake of faster subscriptions. According to The Telegraph, the ISP has committed to sell ‘superfast’ or ‘ultrafast’ services to at least 84% of its broadband customers within a five-year time-frame, in exchange for price cuts of up to 40%.

A separate report from ISP Review notes that Openreach’s discount scheme was launched in July and is available to any broadband provider that can grow its fibre customer base on Openreach’s network by an agreed proportion over a three or five-year period. Openreach currently aims to cover three million premises with FTTP by the end of 2020 and ten million by 2025.

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