Eircom ordered to slash LLU line share by 65pc


27 Jun 2008

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Eircom has been directed to reduce by 65pc the current monthly wholesale price charged to other operators for local loop unbundling (LLU) line share.

Eircom has been directed to reduce by 65pc the current monthly wholesale price charged to other operators for local loop unbundling (LLU) line share.

The price will be reduced from €8.41 to €2.94.

LLU line share is a product Eircom is legally obliged to offer competing operators, allowing them to avail of access to the higher-bandwidth part of the fixed line so they can provide broadband without the need to provide a conventional voice telephony service.

“This price reduction will have a very positive effect on competition in the broadband market in terms of price, quality and the choice available to residential and business consumers of broadband services,” said John Doherty, chairperson, ComReg.

Chris Clark (pictured), CEO of BT commented: “BT welcomes this decision by ComReg to bring Eircom’s wholesale prices for this service in line with the rest of Europe. This is good for competition and innovation and good for consumers.”

By Niall Byrne