Saturday, 25 May 2019

Vodafone: UK MNOs must have access to Openreach's dark fibre

By Chris Kelly, Total Telecom
Friday 08 March 19

While Ofcom's focus on securing duct and pole access for the UK's MNOs has been well received, Vodafone says that the UK regulator must do more to secure access to Openreach's fibre network for mobile backhaul operations

The UK's mobile network operators must be granted access to the dark fibre in Openreach's networks, if the country is to fully capitalise on the huge opportunity of 5G, according to Vodafone. Vodafone's general counsel and external affairs director, Helen Lamprell, said that lack of access to dark fibre remained the biggest inhibitor of progress for the deployment of next generation mobile networks in the UK…

The UK's mobile network operators must be granted access to the dark fibre in Openreach's networks, if the country is to fully capitalise on the huge opportunity of 5G, according to Vodafone. Vodafone's general counsel and external affairs director, Helen Lamprell, said that lack of access to dark fibre remained the biggest inhibitor of progress for the deployment of next generation mobile networks in the UK…

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