ComReg proposes cut to LLU pricing

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) today published a consultation on the pricing of Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) line share.

The Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) today published a consultation on the pricing of Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) line share.

If ComReg decides to implement its proposal without amendment, it will mean a drop in the price of line share from €9 to 39c.

LLU line share is an important product that allows telecoms operators to provide broadband services to customers who currently have telephone lines and want to have broadband also.

The line share cost is the amount operators are charged by eircom for the use of the customer’s line for the broadband service.

The use of LLU line share has underpinned the roll-out of broadband in some other EU countries.

Chairperson John Doherty said: “The price of line share can be a key element of LLU and broadband roll-out. This price review forms part of an ongoing comprehensive review of the LLU product and processes by ComReg.

"We believe that the proposed changes can help to re-energise the LLU market. It will also stimulate the further roll-out of Broadband to the benefit of the consumer."

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