The seemingly never-ending battle over Freeserve's claim that BT's broadband has been anti-competitively priced isn't quite over, despite Oftel twice rejecting the charge
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Oftel has hailed its success in creating a competitive broadband marketplace in the UK, despite BT's continued dominance of the wholesale ADSL market
3 million UK Internet users are connected through broadband. Broadband is defined as a pipe with 128 kpbs - 2 Mbps download speed.
Oftel has calculated that one in five homes with Internet access are using broadband, as Britain's love of high-speed surfing grows
Should Oftel force broadband prices down even lower? One ISP thinks so, but the regulator isn't biting
Critics claim that a greater focus is needed on wireless and satellite technologies, as part of a more accurate assessment of the rural divide
BT cuts the cost of its Datastream range, and lower business broadband prices could follow. But an Oftel investigation will continue
The Competition Appeals Tribunal has granted Freeserve's appeal against an earlier Oftel decision, meaning a new inquiry into BT's alleged 'predatory pricing' of ADSL products
That's according to the ASA. If you ask Oftel, then it is broadband. Clear?
Nearly one and a half million households in the UK now have broadband as take-up continues to grow, says Oftel
The trial - which allows faster upload speeds over broadband connections - follows a recent Oftel ruling on the issue, but BT insists the two are not connected
Oftel rejects calls to split BT's network and retail operations, pointing to evidence that Broadband Britain is finally coming to life
It's lightly rippled with a flat underside...
Broadband take-up in the UK is booming, Oftel has confirmed, with over 20,000 new customers signing up each week
Regulatory action may be taken against British Telecommunications in an attempt to increase competition in the United Kingdom's broadband market, according to an influential group of lawmakers. The select committee has urged the Office of Telecommunications--the U.K. telecom regulator known as Oftel--and its forthcoming replacement, the Office of Communications (OFCOM), to consider separating BT's network business from the rest of the company. The network is BT's physical infrastructure--including local exchanges and cables--as opposed to its service-based operations, such as BTopenworld. One of the benefits of this separation, the committee believes, is that it might bring down broadband prices. The committee's advice was delivered in a report published Wednesday; it echoes a widespread belief among BT's competitors, which say broadband prices would likely fall if a third party owned BT's fixed-line network. BT isn't permitted to sell any products at a loss--an attempt to prevent the company undercutting rivals to boost market share. ZDNet U.K.'s Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story visit ZDNet U.K.
Oftel is expected to announce soon that there are over 500,000 people using broadband at home in the UK, giving a boost to the UK's delayed high-speed Internet rollout
Telecommunications regulator Oftel says that it will not block the price cuts for wholesale broadband that BT had announced it plans to start next week.
The telecoms regulator gives a green light after deciding that BT's significant price cuts are achievable through cost savings, and are not anti-competitive
The reductions in the cost of BT's wholesale ADSL products looks set to get a green light from the regulator
After years of criticism over pricing, BT says it now wants to cut broadband prices, but Oftel and other ISPs are not quite so keen on the idea. A ZDNet UK news focus
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