Openreach delays fibre-to-the-premises product tiers due to network and speed functionality
Openreach has confirmed the delay of new 160Mbps download and 30Mbps upload product tiers for fibre-to-the-premises broadband lines.
The new tiers were to go live on September 18th but now have been delayed until October 16th. The speeds advertised places it near new ultra-fast G.fast tiers.
Wholesale pricing for 160Mbps/30Mbps will cost £92 to connect, £12.75 per month in transition rental, FTTP Data Rental: £21.14 per month and FTTP Data and FVA Rental: £21.39.
A special offer is on for the 330Mbps/50Mbps offering; it will cost £92 to connect, transition rental: £17 per month, FTTP Data Rental: £25.30 per month, FTTP Data and FVA Rental: £25.64.
A BT Openreach spokesperson said “During the development and deployment of the capability we identified that we needed to complete network and speed functionality testing, this could only take place after we deployed our system capability in R3550 (on September 16) and hence has driven the one month delay to 16th October.
“The necessary testing is in progress to ensure the product profiles are working correctly on our network, and testing will complete in readiness for the updated 16th October launch.”