Friday, 23 February 2018

CityFibre insists Ofcom is reinforcing BT's dark fibre monopoly

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Thursday 07 July 16

U.K. altnet accuses regulator of backtracking on promises to improve duct and pole access.

CityFibre on Thursday insisted that Ofcom has made "bad decisions" that reinforce BT's position as a monopoly supplier of dark fibre. The U.K. altnet on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the regulator's plan to force BT's Openreach arm to offer dark fibre access to rival operators with the High Court's Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). As part of its Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR) published in April, Ofcom concluded that it would impose dark fibre access at regulated prices on Openreach…

CityFibre on Thursday insisted that Ofcom has made "bad decisions" that reinforce BT's position as a monopoly supplier of dark fibre. The U.K. altnet on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the regulator's plan to force BT's Openreach arm to offer dark fibre access to rival operators with the High Court's Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT). As part of its Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR) published in April, Ofcom concluded that it would impose dark fibre access at regulated prices on Openreach…

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