Tuesday, 22 May 2018

Openreach scraps dark fibre access launch

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Tuesday 15 August 17

U.K. incumbent no longer required to offer physical access to rivals following competition tribunal ruling.

Openreach on Tuesday scrapped plans to offer dark fibre access (DFA) from 1 October, after the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) earlier ruled that regulator Ofcom made mistakes when it ordered the U.K. incumbent to make it available. As part of its Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR), Ofcom concluded that BT's infrastructure arm should be required to offer DFA in areas of the country where it holds significant market power (SMP)…

Openreach on Tuesday scrapped plans to offer dark fibre access (DFA) from 1 October, after the Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) earlier ruled that regulator Ofcom made mistakes when it ordered the U.K. incumbent to make it available. As part of its Business Connectivity Market Review (BCMR), Ofcom concluded that BT's infrastructure arm should be required to offer DFA in areas of the country where it holds significant market power (SMP)…

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