BT's reassuring price rise

30 August 2012

BT has announced consumer price rises of around 6% to take effect from 5 January 2013; Virgin Media had raised its prices in April 2012 by around 5%, and we expect the LLU operators to largely follow, at least for line rental

While this was largely expected, given a (self-imposed) price freeze that expires on this date, continued price rationality in the UK broadband and telephony market is reassuring

The timings of the price rises should allow both BT and TTG improve their revenue growth in Q1 2013 after a weak Q4 2012

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