Archived notification 2019 

We are consulting on proposed changes to KCOM’s Reference Offer for the Provision of Leased Lines and Ethernet Services.  The purpose of these changes is to introduce two new services and align the Agreement with KCOM’s other Wholesale Reference Offers.

External CableConnect

External CableConnect supports the provision of Wholesale FibreLine Local Access Services.  It provides a passive connection between CP Equipment in a KCOM Exchange and a point of handover located within the curtilage of the same KCOM Exchange We have previously published pricing and technical documentation and are now publishing draft contract terms.

Optical Wave Access Service including filter

Optical Wave Access Service including filter is a high-speed point to point wavelength service and consists of a core 10Gb lit and managed wavelength with the option for Communications Providers to use additional wavelengths between sites using a CP’s own termination equipment.  We have previously published draft pricing and technical documentation and are now publishing draft contract terms.

Other Changes

We have undertaken significant work on our wholesale portfolio with the introduction of a number of new services.  In order to align our standard Reference Offers and ensure that we are using best industry practice we are proposing a number of other changes to KCOM’s Reference Offer for the Provision of Leased Lines and Ethernet Services.  These changes are highlighted on the published document.  We do not believe any of these changes are significant.

We are consulting on these amendments and welcome comments by 29 August 2019.  Following the consultation period we intend to formally notify the changes with the revised Reference Offer taking effect 56 days after that notification.

Update October 2019

Further to representations received in respect of our proposed changes to the draft Reference Offer for the provision of Leased Lines and Ethernet Services, we have published a revised set of draft documentation relating to new services. The documentation incorporates:

  • the External CableConnect and Optical Wave Services with filter; and
  • revisions for Access Charge Change Notices applying under regulation

 

 It is our intention to publish final reference offer incorporating the above detail on 28 October 2019 unless we receive supplementary representations

Reference Offer for Leased Lines and Ethernet Services.pdf

Schedule 1 - Definitions.pdf

Schedule 2 - Service.pdf

Schedule 3 - Service Standards.pdf

Red Line Versions

Comparison Reference Offer for Leased Line and Ethernet Services.pdf

Comparison Schedule 1 - Definitions.pdf

Comparison Schedule 2 - Service.pdf

Comparison Schedule 3 - Service Standards.pdf

Please note: Any references to ‘Kingston’ or ‘KCH’ or ‘KCL’ or ‘KCOM Group PLC’ in this section relate to KCOM Group Limited.