Insights Ofcom publishes decision on Openreach fibre-to-the premises pricing offer


Ofcom has published its decision on a new fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) pricing offer that Openreach intends to introduce from 1 October 2021.

Under Ofcom’s wholesale fixed telecoms market review rules, Openreach must notify the regulator of certain offers 90 days before they come into effect. This is so Ofcom can prevent Openreach from harming competition, by restricting any offers that would stifle new network build by its rivals.

On 1 July 2021, Openreach notified Ofcom of new long-term pricing arrangements for its FTTP services, known as the “Equinox” offer, which will last for ten years. Following public consultation, and having taken account of stakeholders’ views on the offer, Ofcom has decided not to take any action on the matter at this time. To access Ofcom’s decision, click here. To access Openreach’s “Equinox” offer, click here.