Wholesale Pricing Bulletin addresses the changing face of wholesale & the importance of Local Loop Unbundling (LLU) Monday 24 September 2007 PDF Print BroadGroup Tariff Services announces a unique new subscription based service with the focus on wholesale pricing and revenues. It also includes a 3 year forecast for LLU across eight major European countries. London, 24th September 2007 – BroadGroup Tariff Services, the international telecom tariff information provider firm, has announced the launch of the Wholesale Pricing Bulletin, a unique new subscription-based service which is primarily focused on wholesale activities in Europe. The Wholesale Pricing Bulletin also includes a LLU forecast for the 8 European countries profiled from 2007 to 2010 which predicts that LLU subscriber numbers will quadruple over the three year period. Wholesale revenues, which still account for up to 37 per cent* of an operator’s revenues, remain under extreme pressure and is becoming an increasingly urgent and critical issue for operators. BroadGroup Tariff Services believes that the global wholesale sector is being impacted by new trends which are affecting operators everywhere and include: • The Commoditisation of existing products: with prices for switched voice services, IP Transit and carrier interconnection continuing to fall and placing revenue pressure on the main providers of these services • The Migration to IP everywhere: with the incumbent operator starting to migrate to an all-IP based network the regulator and the incumbent have to come to an agreement on how to provide a wholesale service on an equal basis to alternative network providers. • The pressure exerted by the regulator to separate the incumbent operator’s network and wholesale infrastructure from the retail structure of the business. The aim is for the network to provide greater equivalence of service for alternative network providers. The 1st Edition of the Wholesale Pricing Bulletin details issues affecting the key markets in 8 European countries. ‘Our commitment is to provide insight into current wholesale pricing; revenues and new offerings which can be used by pricing practitioners and regulatory bodies worldwide,” commented Margrit Sessions, managing director, BroadGroup Tariff Services. “The new Wholesale Pricing Bulletin is the first regular updated news service to document and assess the changes taking place in key markets across Europe”. This quarterly Bulletin will include coverage of: • Company result round up by wholesale divisions plus commentary • LLU and WLR news, Regulation, Pricing for WLR, LLU and MTR, • BroadGroup commentary • New submarine cable capacity announcements • Forecast LLU BroadGroup Tariff Services is the foremost tariff consultancy with the most extensive product portfolio of pricing and tariff data. The company regularly consults to telecommunication operating companies and regulatory organisations providing customised analysis, research, and in-house specialist training. _________________________________________________________ Notes for the Editors: The Bulletin is published quarterly and available for £795 (GBP) until end of October 2007, thereafter £995.00 (GBP) for a single user licence only Delivery: PDF by email For further information or to order your copy please contact: email@example.com BroadGroup Tariff Services is the foremost tariff consultancy with the most extensive product portfolio of pricing and tariff data. The company regularly consults to telecommunication operating companies and regulatory organisations providing customised analysis, research, and in-house specialist training. *Based on BT Group’s reported revenues for the 3 month period to the end of June 2007. For more information contact Margrit Sessions, BroadGroup Tariff Services, 0777 625 4827 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of BroadGroup in the following categories: Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.