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Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks: Initial proposals – approach to remedies

Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks: Initial proposals – approach to remedies

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Openreach response to Ofcom consultation

SUMMARY

This study takes a comprehensive look at the promotion of investments and competition of fiber networks in the UK.

The report by Openreach gives an overview of the outlook for supply and demand for fixed-line services and points out what is necessary to support investment in fiber networks. The paper also reviews the regulator's proposal to identify two aspects within SMP markets and the concrete proposals on solutions in each. It examines the issues raised by switchover as well and identifies Ofcom's proposals on dark fiber.

The study highlights that the demand for high-speed networks is increasing. In March 2019, more than 12 million lines were provided over fiber-based connections, to offer extremely fast access speed capabilities. It adds that Openreacgh is now in a position to offer extremely fast broadband speeds to3.2 million homes in the UK.

Regarding the supply of fixed access services, the paper notes that the competition in the supply of fixed-line services in the UK is expected to grow over the next few years. Suppliers are also investing in full-fiber networks that will be able to offer a set of connectivity services at the wholesale or retail level to meet the needs of residential clients, business customers and fixed and mobile network builders. 

OUTLINE

Executive Summary

Market content

Ofcom's approach

Copper retirement

Quality of service

Dark fibre access proposal

DETAILS

Overview

Researchfinder Rating
4 out of 5 stars
Title
Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks: Initial proposals – approach to remedies
Sub-Title
Openreach response to Ofcom consultation
Region
Global
Published
June 14, 2019
Publisher
Openreach
Price
FREE
Language
ENGLISH

Content

Number of Pages
52
Number of Tables
0
Number of Exhibits
3
Topics
networks
Tags
broadband, global, high-speed network, networks, Openreach, regulation, uk
Companies mentioned
BT, Virgin Media
Methodology
Not available.
EVALUATION

This is an insightful report about the promotion of investment and competition in fiber networks.

Positives:

  • Well-structured argumentation
  • Understandable language
  • Quality data

 

 

 

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