Saturday, 24 June 2017

BT, TalkTalk trade barbs over UK infrastructure competition

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 14 June 16

TalkTalk accuses BT of rebuilding its monopoly in fibre; BT insists there is a high level of competition.

TalkTalk on Tuesday insisted the U.K. lacks sufficient infrastructure competition, a claim vigorously contested by BT. In a lively debate at a Westminster eForum event in London on Tuesday, TalkTalk public affairs manager Iain Wood said the country needs nationwide fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) access if it wants to compete on a global stage. "Our continued dependence on copper is not healthy…

TalkTalk on Tuesday insisted the U.K. lacks sufficient infrastructure competition, a claim vigorously contested by BT. In a lively debate at a Westminster eForum event in London on Tuesday, TalkTalk public affairs manager Iain Wood said the country needs nationwide fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) access if it wants to compete on a global stage. "Our continued dependence on copper is not healthy…

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