Thursday, 21 September 2017

BT on the defensive, joins rivals to lobby Ofcom on dark fibre

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 31 March 15

U.K. telcos warn watchdog that giving rivals access to passive infrastructure jeopardises future investment, increases outage risk.

BT on Tuesday insisted that the U.K.'s business broadband market is sufficiently competitive and warned that forcing it to provide rivals with access to its passive infrastructure would be a bad move on regulator Ofcom's part. "We believe that forcing [BT] Openreach to offer access to its ducts or dark fibre would increase costs and add extra complexity to the way U…

BT on Tuesday insisted that the U.K.'s business broadband market is sufficiently competitive and warned that forcing it to provide rivals with access to its passive infrastructure would be a bad move on regulator Ofcom's part. "We believe that forcing [BT] Openreach to offer access to its ducts or dark fibre would increase costs and add extra complexity to the way U…

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