Wednesday, 29 March 2017

BT accuses Sky of 'selective spin' after call for Openreach probe

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom
Monday 29 June 15

U.K. TV and broadband provider has urged Ofcom to ask for CMA investigation that could lead to structural separation of BT's infrastructure arm.

Sky on Monday petitioned Ofcom for a full market investigation into the performance of Openreach, hitting out at BT's network arm for under-investment and poor service to customers. But BT accused its rival of cherry picking the data it shared to back up its complaints and insisted that the full separation of Openreach is not the answer. In a submission on Monday in response to Ofcom's latest strategic review, Sky called upon the watchdog to ask the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to conduct an inquiry into competition and quality of service in the U…

Sky on Monday petitioned Ofcom for a full market investigation into the performance of Openreach, hitting out at BT's network arm for under-investment and poor service to customers. But BT accused its rival of cherry picking the data it shared to back up its complaints and insisted that the full separation of Openreach is not the answer. In a submission on Monday in response to Ofcom's latest strategic review, Sky called upon the watchdog to ask the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to conduct an inquiry into competition and quality of service in the U…

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