Looking to shore up the open access environment of the NBN rollout, the Australian minister for communications has issued draft licence conditions that would require TPG to functionally separate its wholesale business.
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SMEs may be pleased at BT's announcement of a new service that allows them to channel all phone calls into one line.
BT is splitting its major division into two to focus on consumers and businesses, though this involves merging BT Enterprises — aimed at big businesses — with the one aimed at SMEs.
Many businesses should be able to get full-fat fibre connectivity for a lower price as of next year, when BT Openreach will cut its wholesale pricing for FTTP-enabled areas and introduce its FTTP-on-demand option, also at the lower cost.
The European Commission says there is no evidence that bringing down the wholesale prices for access to BT and other European incumbents' copper networks will stimulate investment in super-fast fibre broadband
BT is likely to enjoy lighter controls on the amount it can charge for its leased lines in London, under proposals revealed by Ofcom on Monday.Leased lines offer high-end fibre connectivity as a retail product for business customers, and also as a wholesale product for smaller telcos that resell fixed and mobile broadband services.
Europe's smaller telecoms firms have warned of a return to the age of telco monopolies, claiming that larger companies are still charging them too much in wholesale fees for their legacy copper networks.The companies, which are members of the European Competitive Telecommunications Association (ECTA), told digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes on Monday that their business case for fibre deployment was not sustainable.
TalkTalk, a BT Wholesale customer, may start offering its household and business customers the new tier of super-fast broadband before BT's own retail customers get a look in
Ofcom has revised the prices that Openreach can charge other ISPs for reselling BT connectivity or using its infrastructure
The telecoms regulator Ofcom has come up with new draft caps for how much BT Openreach can charge other ISPs for its wholesale line rental and for local loop unbundling.The reduced rates may lead to lower retail prices for consumers and businesses.
The National Broadband Network Company (NBN Co) today announced plans to offer internet service providers (ISPs) high-speed wholesale broadband services created specifically for the needs of small office/home office (SOHO) owners and the small business market.
BT Wholesale will soon have a new chief executive following the revelation that Sally Davis, a four-year veteran in the role, is to step down.BT said on Monday that Davis was leaving the post for personal reasons.
Ofcom has decided that BT must cut wholesale prices for up-to-8Mbps services in many rural areas, arguing that this will lead to cheaper and faster broadband for homes and businesses
The regulator has proposed new wholesale prices for BT Openreach, in a move that should mean cheaper landlines and broadband for many consumers
BT should cut its wholesale costs by between 10 and 14 percent in rural areas, where there is no wholesale broadband competition, according to the regulator
Ofcom proposes price controls on BT Wholesale in areas lacking competition...
Be, the UK internet service provider owned by Telefonica O2, has gone into the wholesale business.Be Wholesale officially launched on Tuesday, although it has been quietly acquiring around 30 ISP customers over the last 18 months, starting with the business provider Andrews & Arnold.
Virgin Media has no intention of wholesaling network capacity to other ISPs, the company said on Thursday.Speaking at a Westminster eForum on broadband, Virgin broadband chief Duncan Higgins said his company selling wholesale capacity "wouldn't actually add a single superfast broadband home" to the UK, because BT already offers wholesale access.
Pushed by existing customers to enter Asia-Pacific region, the wholesale datacenter operator is focusing on growing its business through markets such as Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and India, reveal execs.
The Commerce Commission is investigating whether Telecom's Wholesale business unit is likely to have discriminated against telecommunications providers in favour of Telecom's Retail arm.
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