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|Ofcom throwing everything at BT at the moment.Let us hope that they don't throw the baby out of the bath at the same time and completely F88K the U.K. telecommunications networks. Ofcom wants the U.K. to be world leader.With their interference we will be a 5th rate country going into the 2020's.|
|Nice to think that they will have to install their own fibre networks and have the
£billions to pay for it.Go on TalkTalk lets state how the hell are you going to pay for it.|
|Ofcom Seeks Simpler, Cheaper Access to BT Network for RivalsSource: Dow Jones NewsBy Ian Walker LONDON--Ofcom, the U.K. telecoms regulator, announced plans for simpler, cheaper access to BT Group PLC's (BT.A.LN) network for competitors to lay ultrafast broadband Tuesday.The regulator said its proposals would reduce the country's reliance on Openreach, the network division of BT. It is also considering capping Openreach's rental charges for accessing its duct network.The regulator said these plans were subject to it finding that BT had significant market power in the wholesale local-access market, in a review that is scheduled to end early 2017."Today we're explaining how access to BT's tunnels and poles could be improved, allowing other providers to connect ultrafast, fiber broadband directly to U.K. homes and offices. Our plans will give providers increased confidence to invest in their own full-fiber networks at reduced cost," Ofcom Competition Policy Director Yih-Choung Teh said. -Write to Ian Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org (END) Dow Jones NewswiresDecember 06, 2016 04:56 ET (09:56 GMT)Copyright (c) 2016 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.|
|No 400p Ofcom seen to that, 350p massive support level, if broken tomorrow, don't where it will end up. Ofcom hates BT simple. You can't fight the regulator.|
|I don't see BT back to 4 pounds any time soon|
|That's right monty! BT keep them in a Job! gla|
|Support at 350p, if broken anyone's guess. Blame Ofcom boys.|
|Ofcom hate BT simple, line rental charges will be next.|
|Interesting indeed,maybe not so easy for Shannon White to threaten as she expected.
I can't see how BT can do anymore than it has already conceeded.|
|Sunday 4 December 2016 11:37am
BT boss on Ofcom: "I don't think they are trying to break the company up"
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Sir Mike Rake spoke about Ofcom's decision to push for separation (Source: Getty)
BT has played down damning action by the telecoms watchdog to split up the company for failing to address competition concerns.
Chairman Sir Mike Rake has insisted that Ofcom is not trying to break-up the telecoms firm, just days after the regulator said it was pushing forward with plans to legally separate its Openreach broadband infrastructure division.
Rake denied that Ofcom was calling for a split, saying it was "enhanced functional separation", even after Ofcom slammed the company's voluntary measures so far as not enough, and said it would start proceedings with the European Commission to enforce a split.
Read more: Ofcom will go to European Commission to legally separate BT and Openreach
"What we're negotiating with Ofcom is not necessarily a structural separation of Ofcom, it's more of what's called enhanced functional separation. We are committed to creating an independent board that will run Openreach, with an independent chairman, independent directors, that will run and invest in the networks, which will have more freedom on capital and operating expense than the commercial arm," said Rake, appearing on ITV's Peston on Sunday show.
"I don't think they are trying to break the company up" he said.
"What they announced last week was that they haven't reached an agreement with us on what's called enhanced functional separation, when we incorporate a separate company. They said elements of that still need to be concluded in the negotiations."
He admitted, however, that its customer service was not good enough.
BT was widely seen to have dodged a bullet after Ofcom's long running investigation into Openreach fell short of calling for a structural separation over the summer. But, Ofcom's warning that BT's efforts did not go far enough and the move to push for a legal separation indicated it was willing to take a harder stance if need be.
Read more: BT appoints former Ofcom board member as Openreach chairman
Rivals such as TalkTalk, Sky and Vodafone still believe there should be full structural separation, continuing to apply pressure on BT, while analysts have noted the need for Ofcom to enforce the issue.
"That Ofcom has had to speak out of its 'frustration' suggests to me there is more to this delay than bureaucracy and red tape – that unwillingness to comply is also playing some part," said CCS's Kester Mann after Ofcom's decision.
Richard Neudegg of uSwitch said: "This is a last-minute warning shot to BT to improve its offer on how legal separation would work. It would appear Ofcom is still open to BT proposing a better voluntary deal."|
|Seems strange to me that you keep getting it wrong with your predictions.|
|Seems strange you can't have Sky TV without a BT line.|
|The uk model is if a company is doing well then force it share its hard work and foresight with others!
Seriously can someone explain why competition is good for the consumer? we have an overseeing body which is there for that. OFCOMs priorities should be solely to ensure the consumer is getting good value for money. Not to undermine BT by allowing leeches to make a profit!!|
|At long last
Landline rentals are on the page
The annual cost of £200 is outrageously high
It should be less than half of what it is now
well done Ofcom|
|In US they promote their big companies to get bigger...in UK they thrash them...|
|For those pension deficit followers:
"The total deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension funds is £580bn, almost a third of UK GDP". (PwC).|
|Christh, could not agree more, it is BT money that did the research and development and all the others do nit want to pay for the service - how does that work?|
|Christh800,000 shareholders should email Sharon White and say give BT a break. Ofcom hate BT.|
|One has to remember here that Ofcom will not wish to hurt the BT pension fund.The last thing the government wants is for BT members to be paid their pensions from the protection fund.Ofcom using tactics to try and force a settlement.|