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Ofcom to impose greater Openreach independence from BT

Thursday 25 February 2016 | 08:43 CET | News
UK regulator Ofcom has proposed measures aimed at encouraging the spread of alternative fibre networks and reducing the country's reliance on BT's wholesale arm Openreach. In a review of Openreach since it was created in 2005 to manage BT's copper network, Ofcom said the wholesale operator needs greater independence from BT, in order to ensure it serves all wholesale customers equally. Ofcom found that Openreach "still has an incentive to make decisions in the interests of BT, rather than BT's competitors, which can lead to competition problems". As a result, the regulator will propose later

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Companies: BT / Ofcom / Openreach
Countries: United Kingdom
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