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UK: OFCOM reviews digital communications

 |  March 12, 2015

The review will be Ofcom’s second major assessment of the wider telecommunications sector. The first concluded in September 2005, and led to new rules which allowed competing providers to access BT’s network…In May last year, Ofcom said that 2015 would provide a timely opportunity to take stock of the effectiveness of the rules arising from the last major review, 10 years after they were introduced…The first phase of the review will examine current and future market factors that may affect digital communications services, and current regulatory approaches.

“That is a huge beast that is being created and Openreach will become a smaller and smaller part of that group. Openreach’s service record over the last five years is pretty abysmal and the potential for conflict between the retail and wholesale elements [of BT] will only get greater. An independent company would want to have Sky, Talk Talk and everyone else on their network.” Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s chief executive said.


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