Thursday, 18 October 2018

3UK 'not confident' Ofcom can stand up to BT, Vodafone

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 28 September 16

Mobile operator claims watchdog is afraid of being sued if it takes on the big telcos.

3UK is not confident that Ofcom will implement the measures that it thinks are necessary to protect and improve competition in the U.K. telco sector. The country's smallest mobile operator by subscribers is currently lobbying the regulator to impose a 30% cap on the volume of available spectrum that any single player can own. This week, 3UK also joined the 'Fix Britain's Internet' campaign, which is calling on Ofcom to force a full separation of BT and its infrastructure arm Openreach. Stephen Lerner, 3UK's general counsel and director of regulatory affairs, told Total Telecom this week that Ofcom needs to stand up to big players like BT and Vodafone…

3UK is not confident that Ofcom will implement the measures that it thinks are necessary to protect and improve competition in the U.K. telco sector. The country's smallest mobile operator by subscribers is currently lobbying the regulator to impose a 30% cap on the volume of available spectrum that any single player can own. This week, 3UK also joined the 'Fix Britain's Internet' campaign, which is calling on Ofcom to force a full separation of BT and its infrastructure arm Openreach. Stephen Lerner, 3UK's general counsel and director of regulatory affairs, told Total Telecom this week that Ofcom needs to stand up to big players like BT and Vodafone…

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