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.
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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 UK's largest internet provider has said it will become a wholesale customer of BT's up-to-40Mbps fibre-to-the-cabinet services, as Ofcom finalises the rules governing BT's fibre network
The European Commission has approved BT's virtual unbundling of its fibre network, but warned that this has to be a 'transitional measure'
The regulator has announced it is looking at ways to encourage telcos to invest in next-generation fibre networks
What are you thinking? Says regulator
Operator has dropped its Ofcom complaint over alleged overcharging by BT, but its reasons for the withdrawal are unclear
Two of the telecoms operator's executives reveal their glee on hearing of troubles at Cable & Wireless
2007 could be a black year for operators that mislead customers or offer poor service
After failing to hit a target of one million unbundled lines by this summer, BT's network services arm is taking measures to stimulate interest
BT is being blamed yet again after attempts to bring greater competition to the UK telecoms sector hit more problems
From the start of next year, it will be much cheaper for BT's rivals to get into its local exchanges
Ofcom beefs up ICSTIS' powers and says telcos must do their bit...
Local loop unbundling once again fashionable
BT has announced a massive cut in the cost of local loop unbundling products - on the very day that Ofcom urged the telco to address the issue
New adjudicator to stand between BT and the rest...
If the Internet industry does not better regulate itself, then public and political opinion may force tighter regulation upon it, warns Ofcom, which still has an eye on local loop unbundling
Trade and Industry select committee blames both BT and Oftel for the 'sorry tale' of broadband rollout
The UK government's proposals for a super regulator have been condemned as biased and unrealistic.
Local loop unbundling (LLU) isn't working. Less than three weeks ago, silicon.com praised the parties involved - BT, other telcos (would-be competitive local exchange carriers, or CLECs) and watchdog Oftel.
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