Tuesday, 25 July 2017

MPs accuse BT of underinvesting in Openreach

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 19 July 16

U.K. incumbent told to put its house in order or face full split from infrastructure arm.

U.K. MPs on Tuesday accused BT of underinvesting in its Openreach infrastructure arm and threatened a full separation of the two unless the telco puts its house in order. A report published by the Culture, Media and Sport committee said BT's current structure allows it to use the earnings generated by Openreach to subsidise investments in other parts of its business, such as BT Sport, rather than investing it back into improving Openreach's access infrastructure or customer service…

U.K. MPs on Tuesday accused BT of underinvesting in its Openreach infrastructure arm and threatened a full separation of the two unless the telco puts its house in order. A report published by the Culture, Media and Sport committee said BT's current structure allows it to use the earnings generated by Openreach to subsidise investments in other parts of its business, such as BT Sport, rather than investing it back into improving Openreach's access infrastructure or customer service…

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