Definition of unbundle in English:

unbundle

Line breaks: un|bun¦dle
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈbʌnd(ə)l
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Market or charge for (items or services) separately rather than as part of a package: banks may be forced to unbundle costs and charge extra for each cheque processed (as adjective unbundled) all systems are now sold unbundled
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    • But it was forced to drop the WebPC price to $799 in Spring - partly by unbundling the Internet service, and last month quietly shelved the idea.
    • Initially, unbundled wholesale services will be available in Bristol, Warrington and Leeds with a further 27 exchanges being deployed between now and the beginning of next year.
    • Some 385 businesses now have unbundled services from Easynet.
  • 2Split (a company or conglomerate) into its constituent businesses, especially prior to selling them off: the company’s decision to unbundle its retail holdings comes at a bad time (as noun unbundling) the unbundling practised by leveraged buyout specialists in the 1980s
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    • It is generally the case that if the stock market identifies an easy value increasing option, such as selling out to a hostile bidder or unbundling the businesses, then under-performing managements will be punished.
    • It has instituted billing by which a subscriber has the right to receive a single bill even if it uses the services provided by several unbundled telecom companies.
    • Large firms engage in outsourcing, subcontracting, and unbundling as a business strategy to spread their risks and in the process small firms emerge and develop.

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