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Telecoms deregulation set to bring better deals for consumers

15th September 2009 Print
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has removed one of the last pieces of regulation in the fixed-line telephone market, enabling BT to offer discounted communications ‘bundles' for the first time.

Jason Glynn, communications expert at, comments: "At last BT has the green light to offer discounts to customers taking more than one of its communications services - a strategy that its competitors have been successfully applying for some time.

"The reality of modern life is that most people now need and use more than one communications service in the home and taking a range of services from one provider as a ‘bundle' is both convenient and cost effective. Our own research shows that two thirds of homes (64%) already take more than one service from the same provider, and a further 1 in 5 are considering signing up to a bundle in the next 12 months.

"We expect BT to waste no time in fighting back at the competition and consumers should watch out for a new range of attractive phone, broadband and digital TV packages coming their way very soon. Competitors should look out too - BT could certainly be giving them a run for their money."