Statement: Openreach proposed FTTP offer starting 1 October 2021 (Equinox)
- Start: 06 August 2021
- Status: Statement published
- End: 06 September 2021
Statement published 30 September 2021
In the Wholesale Fixed Telecoms Market Review statement, we set out a framework to promote investment and competition in gigabit-capable networks. In doing so we recognised the risk that Openreach could set commercial terms that undermine new network build.
To address this concern, we required Openreach to notify commercial terms where the price or other contractual conditions are conditional on the volume and/or range of services purchased. This notification process would allow industry and us to scrutinise the terms before they are introduced, and where necessary allow us to intervene to prevent such terms being introduced.
On 1 July 2021, Openreach notified new pricing arrangements for its Fibre to the Premises (‘FTTP’) services. This 'Equinox Offer' will last until 30 September 2031 and be available across Openreach’s FTTP footprint.
In our consultation we assessed the Equinox Offer, and set out our provisional view that we should not take any action at this time.
Having considered responses, in this statement we confirm that we are not taking any action at this time.
Update 12 November 2021 – changes to statement redactions
We have today republished our statement document with the following text unredacted:
Paragraph 3.86(b) – “so will the proportion of footprint subject to stop sell”.
Paragraph A4.4 and footnote 281 – the redacted percentage is not revealed but is replaced with the text “a very small”.
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