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Ofcom to force legal separation of Openreach from BT

Tuesday 29 November 2016 | 08:54 CET | News
Update: 29 November 2016 | 12:27 CET
UK regulator Ofcom is going ahead with plans to force a legal separation of Openreach from BT, saying the operator failed to offer voluntary proposals that address Ofcom's competition concerns. In July, Ofcom proposed reforms to make Openreach, the wholesale arm of the company, more independent from BT, through a process of 'legal separation'. This would require Openreach to become a distinct company with its own board. The board would comprise a majority of non-executive directors, including the chair, who are not affiliated with BT. Openreach would be guaranteed greater independence to make

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[29/11/2016 12:27 - Update: Adds BT response, comments from Sky, Vodafone, TalkTalk.]


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