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UK: Verizon, Vodafone appeals over BT fees referred to Competition Commission

 |  August 2, 2013

The Competition Appeal Tribunal announced a referral to the Competition Commission of an appeal filed by Verizon UK Limited and Vodafone Limited over fees charged by BT for wholesale leased lines. Reports say the UK’s communications regulator Ofcom decided last March how much BP is allowed to charge the carriers for certain wholesale leased lines; BT has announced its support for the regulator, while Verizon and Vodafone have challenged the ruling. Under the UK’s communications legislation, Ofcom appeals are sent to the CAT then sent to the CC for determination. The CC has until December 23 to rule on the matter, say reports. Such leased lines provide “dedicated symmetric transmission capacity between fixed locations,” according to reports, and are vital for business communications services.

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