Feeds

BT comes clean on 'bulky' LLU promo

Finally...

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications

BT has finally managed to reveal key details about its money-off promo aimed at local loop unbundling operators (LLUO) migrating users onto new unbundled services.

Last week the UK's dominant telco announced plans to cut the cost of migrating broadband users onto unbundled phone lines. The promo offer kicks off on July 1 and means that the wholesale cost of migrating punters onto unbundled lines from its own wholesale broadband products will fall 42 per cent from £34.86 to £20.00 (ex VAT).

However, while the former monopoly was making a song and dance about its generous offer, it was unable to clarify its position that the discount was only available to LLU operators migrating customers "in bulk per exchange".

At the time a spokeswoman for the monster telco told us that the company had yet to decide what consituted a bulk order and that it was "currently negotiating with the industry".

Today, El Reg received the following from BT: "The definition of bulk migration is the multiple migration of BT Wholesale Ipstream or Datastream customers to LLU with no change of Service Provider. This must take place in a single exchange (one batch) using a project managed service - ie the total numbers and timings to be agreed in advance between BT and the LLUO. The transfer must be completed in the shortest practical time."

In other words, the discount applies to the migration of a batch of orders from a single ISP to be done in one hit - and just as long as BT gives it the nod. Clear now? ®

Related stories

BT LLU promo only half-baked
BT unveils bulky LLU price promo
Tiscali UK turns to unbundled broadband

Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable

More from The Register

next story
Google Nest, ARM, Samsung pull out Thread to strangle ZigBee
But there's a flaw in Google's IP-based IoT system
Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs
Zero, not infinity, is the Magic Number customers want
Want to beat Verizon's slow Netflix? Get a VPN
Exec finds stream speed climbs when smuggled out
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
'Two-speed internet' storm turns FCC.gov into zero-speed website
Deadline for comments on net neutrality shake-up extended to Friday
GoTenna: How does this 'magic' work?
An ideal product if you believe the Earth is flat
NBN Co execs: No FTTN product until 2015
Faster? Not yet. Cheaper? No data
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.