NGA039/18 SOGEA and SOGFast Pilot Pricing and Special Offer

12/12/2018    For Information

This briefing is for NGA Communications Providers (CPs).

We're pleased to announce that the commencement of the SOGEA and SOGFast Pilot Phase, Pilot Pricing update and a Special Offer

The CP Pilot Phase of Single Order GEA (SOGEA) and Single Order GFast (SOGFast) will commence on 9 January 2019. It is expected to last 3-4 months, although exit from the Pilot and entry into Early Market Deployment Launch (EMDL) will be dictated by meeting required Pilot phase outcomes which will be driven by the volume of lines in this phase.

We are announcing both the indicative (standard) Pilot pricing as well as a special offer for the Pilot phase:

1. Standard Pilot pricing for SOGEA and SOGFast represents our current thinking of the indicative prices.

2. Secondly, we are also pleased to announce a time-limited special offer for CPs so that we can incentivise sufficient volume early in the Pilot.

Pilot rental and connection is to be free-of-charge for a fixed 3 month period from 9 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 and for a further 6 months period from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019 there will be free rental only for active pilot lines. These rental terms will also apply to active lines provided during the preceding trial phase.

Any rental and connection charges incurred by participating CPs in the Pilot between 9 January 2019 to 31 March 2019 will be billed at zero cost or rebated. Rental charges for active Pilot lines between 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019 will also be billed at zero cost or rebated. From 1st April 2019 onwards, any further charges will be as per those set out in the Openreach price list.

Standard Pilot pricing outside of the Special Offer periods (should the Pilot extend beyond it) can be found on our Trial & Indicative pricing page here .

We have updated our previously announced indicative Pilot pricing principles as follows:

1. Rental and ‘New provides’ connection will be charged consistent with the outline Pilot pricing principles described in briefings NGA015/18 “Update on SOGEA Pilot Pricing” and NGA023/18 “Update on Single Order GEA (SOGEA) Pilot Pricing for New Provides”

2. ‘Migrations’ will be charged at the sum of £5 + the appropriate FTTC* connection e.g. a SOGEA Installation at Cabinet “Self Install” will be charged at £51.96 – this represents a reduction from the previously announced principle of £11.24 + the appropriate FTTC* connection

We have adjusted the Pilot pricing on the second point above based on updated cost assumptions informed by our growing understanding of the costs of this new product set. These assumptions will validated through the Pilot phase and the outcomes may affect our EMDL pricing.

A refresh of all SOGEA & SOGFast pricing will be informed by Pilot outcomes and notified ahead of EMDL or six months following Pilot phase commencement (should a change be required), whichever is soonest.

Full details can be found in ACCN OR566 .

If you have any questions, please contact your sales and relationship manager.

*FTTC includes GFast. SOGFast pricing linked with latest market pricing of GFast (currently EMDL pricing)

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