Is fibre to the premises based on a false premise? The UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, is proposing a strategic shift to fibre optic networks to carry our broadband services. A key plank of the strategy is that British Telecom (BT ) should open up its ducts to competitive broadband providers in order to get fibre […]
As the UK regulator, Ofcom, wags its finger at BT, the UK broadband industry remains in a state of uncertainty. What prospect is there for a strategic leap to super-fast broadband as a national ‘right’?
What should be done with Openreach? Tomorrow Ofcom will present its conclusions from a review of the UK telecoms industry. In advance of the Ofcom announcement, this post considers some of the options. The regulator is widely tipped to take a cautious ‘leave it as it is’ stance. The wider public interest question is whether […]