31 May 2017
Update on MPF Rental at Service Maintenance Level 1
Ofcom has today published an update on the pricing arrangements for certain wholesale services provided by BT, during the period after the expiry of existing charge controls, and before the implementation of any new controls.
On 31 March 2017, the charge controls set in the 2014 Fixed Access Market Reviews expired. We are presently consulting on new charge controls in the Wholesale Local Access (WLA) market review, to apply from 1 April 2018.
In March, Ofcom consulted on a fair and reasonable charge of £84.38 for the wholesale product 'MPF' at Service Maintenance Level 1 (MPF SML1), in the period prior to the introduction of new charge controls. This was our forecast of the price in the first year of a glidepath from BT's current price (£85.29) to our proposed charge control for MPF SML1 in 2019/20 (£82.28).
Openreach has now confirmed that it will reduce its charge for MPF SML1 to £84.38, effective from 1 July 2017. Openreach's letter setting out its position has been published on our website alongside this update.
Please visit the Ofcom website for further details:
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