Thursday, 08 December 2016

BT to keep Openreach, but must open up its network

By Mary Lennighan, Total Telecom, in Barcelona
Thursday 25 February 16

U.K. regulator reserves right to force spin-off of incumbent's access arm at a later date; BT says it is happy to open its ducts and poles to rivals.

BT had cause for celebration on Thursday as Ofcom ruled that it does not have to structurally separate from its Openreach access network arm. However, the U.K. telecoms regulator ordered changes to Openreach's governance and required the company to open up its physical network to competitors. It also reserved the right to force a separation at a later date…

BT had cause for celebration on Thursday as Ofcom ruled that it does not have to structurally separate from its Openreach access network arm. However, the U.K. telecoms regulator ordered changes to Openreach's governance and required the company to open up its physical network to competitors. It also reserved the right to force a separation at a later date…

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