Monday, 24 September 2018

Ofcom wants to cut Openreach's wholesale FTTC prices

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Friday 31 March 17

U.K. telco regulator claims measure will encourage investment in ultrafast and full-fibre networks.

Just days after fining BT £42 million for underpaying compensation to wholesale customers, Ofcom on Friday again took aim at its networks arm Openreach, proposing to cut the prices it charges telcos for its fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) service.   It is part of a range of measures included in Ofcom's newly-launched Wholesale Local Access Market Review, which aims to encourage investment in ultrafast networks, including fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP). BT warned that Ofcom's proposed price cut will not achieve the desired effect…

Just days after fining BT £42 million for underpaying compensation to wholesale customers, Ofcom on Friday again took aim at its networks arm Openreach, proposing to cut the prices it charges telcos for its fibre-to-the-cabinet (FTTC) service.   It is part of a range of measures included in Ofcom's newly-launched Wholesale Local Access Market Review, which aims to encourage investment in ultrafast networks, including fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP). BT warned that Ofcom's proposed price cut will not achieve the desired effect…

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