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UK: Ofcom introduces BT price margin rule for fibre

 |  March 19, 2015

Ofcom has introduced new measures that will force BT to maintain a “sufficient margin” between its wholesale and retail charges for superfast broadband in order to promote competition in the market.

The new rule, which will come in to play on April 1, means that BT will continue to set prices for access to its wholesale fibre network, but the regulator hopes it will prevent BT from preventing rivals from competing profitably for superfast customers.

BT is currently the largest retail provider of fibre broadband services over its network, but is required to allow other operators to use its network to sell superfast broadband to consumers under a process known as ‘virtual unbundled local access’.


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