NGA2020/20 GEA-FTTP Only offer - Changes to the existing offer

28/07/2020    For Information

This briefing is for all NGA Communications Providers (CPs).

This briefing is to notify CPs about changes to the existing special offer on GEA-FTTP in Fibre First Towns and Cities (the "Original Offer" for the purposes of this briefing). [https://www.openreach.co.uk/orpg/home/updates/briefings/ultrafastfibreaccessbriefings
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In the Original Offer footprint (Primary Offer Area) connection and rental discounts have been improved. The scope of the offer has also been extended to include all premises part of the Fibre First Towns and Cities program that are declared as ready for service between 1 April 2020 and 31 March 2021 (Secondary Offer Area). The amended offer, comprises of both Primary and Secondary Offer Areas. The amended offer also includes other T&Cs, some of which are listed below. Full T&Cs are available on request. The amended offer will start on 1 September 2020 and is open to participation until 31 December 2020. The amended offer replaces the existing special offer and any CPs that signed up to the Original Offer will be invited to sign an amendment agreement to upgrade their terms to reflect this amended offer. CPs can still choose to participate in the offer in the Primary Offer Area only as part of the amended offer. Alternatively, CPs can choose to participate in the combined Primary and Secondary Offer Areas together. The overall duration of the offer remains unchanged, with rental discounts available until September 2022, followed by CPI based increases.


To be eligible for discounts CPs must commit to achieving a target of GEA-FTTP new provides as a percentage of total new provides a CP wish to connect to the Openreach network in the relevant footprint. Up to 30 September 2020, the FTTP target is 70%, increasing to 85% from 1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020 and 90% thereafter until the end of the offer. The offer also includes a near-miss tolerance of up to 10 percentage points from the FTTP target, where CPs get partial connection discounts and full rental discounts.
The Connection offer pricing for Data Products Variant in the selected areas will be as follows:

In the Primary Offer Area

a. New to Openreach network (NTN*) until 31 August 2021 in the offer will be free for the following services:

Up to 40Mbit/s / 10Mbit/s

Up to 40Mbit/s / 10Mbit/s where GEA FTTC 40/10 is not available

Up to 80Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

Up to 115Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

Up to 160Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

Up to 220Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

Up to 330Mbit/s / 50Mbit/s

Up to 550Mbit/s / 75Mbit/s

Up to 1000Mbit/s / 115Mbit/s

b. Non-NTN* connected in the first six months from the date the CP starts to participate in this offer (either the previous version of this offer - if a CP already signed for this – or the offer as now amended) will be free for the following services:

Up to 40Mbit/s / 10Mbit/s

Up to 40Mbit/s / 10Mbit/s where GEA FTTC 40/10 is not available

Up to 80Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

Up to 115Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

Up to 160Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

Up to 220Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

Up to 330Mbit/s / 50Mbit/s

Up to 550Mbit/s / 75Mbit/s

Up to 1000Mbit/s / 115Mbit/s

c. Non-NTN* connected from month seven from when a CP participates in this offer or the previous version of this offer, and until 31 August 2021, will be 50% of the GEA FTTP list prices for the following services:

Up to 40Mbit/s / 10Mbit/s

Up to 40Mbit/s / 10Mbit/s where GEA FTTC 40/10 is not available

Up to 80Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

Up to 115Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

Up to 160Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

Up to 220Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

Up to 330Mbit/s / 50Mbit/s

Up to 550Mbit/s / 75Mbit/s

Up to 1000Mbit/s / 115Mbit/s

In the Secondary Offer Area

d. New to BT Network (NTN) Residential Premises connected from 1 September 2020 until 31 August 2021 in the offer will be free for the following services:

Up to 40Mbit/s / 10Mbit/s

Up to 40Mbit/s / 10Mbit/s where GEA FTTC 40/10 is not available

Up to 80Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

Up to 115Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

Up to 160Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

Up to 220Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

Up to 330Mbit/s / 50Mbit/s

Up to 550Mbit/s / 75Mbit/s

Up to 1000Mbit/s / 115Mbit/s

e. Non-NTN* connected from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021 in the offer will be 50% of the GEA FTTP list prices for the following services:

Up to 40Mbit/s / 10Mbit/s

Up to 40Mbit/s / 10Mbit/s where GEA FTTC 40/10 is not available

Up to 80Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

Up to 115Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

Up to 160Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

Up to 220Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

Up to 330Mbit/s / 50Mbit/s

Up to 550Mbit/s / 75Mbit/s

Up to 1000Mbit/s / 115Mbit/s

* New to Openreach Network or NTN means a premises where there has been no active service on the relevant line at any point in the last three months prior to the date of an order being placed.

The Annual Rental offer pricing for Data Products Variant in the Primary Offer Area and Combined Primary and Secondary Offer Area will be as follows:

Variant

From

Until

Rental

Up to 80Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

01/09/2020

30/09/2022

183.36

Up to 115Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s

01/09/2020

30/09/2022

195.36

Up to 160Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

01/09/2020

30/09/2022

207.36

Up to 220Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s

01/09/2020

30/09/2022

219.36

Up to 330Mbit/s / 50Mbit/s

01/09/2020

30/09/2022

255.36

Up to 550Mbit/s / 75Mbit/s

01/09/2020

30/09/2022

255.36

Up to 1000Mbit/s /115Mbit/s

01/09/2020

30/09/2022

291.36

CPI indexation applies to Annual Rental prices from 01/10/2022.

Additional benefits applicable to the combined Primary and Secondary Offer Area:

  • A Step Minimum FTTP threshold where CPs would be eligible for full rentals discounts and partial connection discounts. The Step Minimum FTTP Threshold will be 60% up to 30 September 2020, 75% from 1 October 2020 to 31 December 2020 and 80%thereafter until the end of the offer. If CPs achieve the Step Minimum FTTP Threshold, the following will apply:
    • For NTN connections, £10 discount reduction for every one percentage point downwards deviation from minimum FTTP threshold or list price, whichever is lowest.
    • For Non-NTN connections 50% of list price less £5 reduction in discount for every one percentage point downwards deviation from Minimum FTTP Threshold, or list price, whichever is lowest.
  • CPs will be eligible for free bandwidth modification when upgrading to higher speeds, until 30 September 2022.
  • CPs will be eligible for free bandwidth modification when downgrading to Up to 115Mbit/s / 20Mbit/s or higher speed, within six months of initial connection for circuits connected on Up to 220Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s, Up to 330Mbit/s / 50Mbit/s or Up to 550Mbit/s / 75Mbit/s speeds between 1 September 2020 and 31 December 2020, or within six months of a bandwidth modify upgrade.
  • Between 1 September 2020 and 31 December 2020, if CPs connect or bandwidth modify upgrade on to Up to 220Mbit/s / 30Mbit/s, Up to 330Mbit/s / 50Mbit/s or Up to 550Mbit/s / 75Mbit/s speeds then they would benefit from a reduced rental price of £16.28 per month for three months from the date of connection or bandwidth modification.
    CPs participating in the combined Primary and Secondary Offer Areas, will be able to use FTTP volumes to count towards their UF Target in The GEA Volume Offer and the Combined Primary and Secondary Offer Area will count towards the Ultrafast Rollout Plan in the GEA Volume Offer. Openreach will not increase the Communications Provider's Ultrafast targets in the GEA Volume Offer if the inclusion of the Combined Areas in the Ultrafast Rollout Plan results in an Ultrafast Overbuild.

More information available in the T&Cs.

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