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BT rejects calls for Openreach sell-off

Tuesday 17 March 2015 | 16:07 CET | News
The head of BT's consumer branch, John Petter, rejected arguments from the telecom group's competitors that it should sell off UK national broadband network operator Openreach, the Financial Times reports. Speaking at an Enders Analysis event, Petter argued that BT's ownership of Openreach was important to enable investment in next generation broadband. He said that while network separation had failed in New Zealand, the UK now leads large European markets for speeds, coverage and pricing. Calls for BT and Ofcom to be separated were sparked by regulator Ofcom's announcement that it was

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Categories: Fixed
Companies: BT / Ofcom / Openreach / Sky / TalkTalk
Countries: United Kingdom
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