Full fibre is deemed the gold standard for broadband ? and one of the reasons it is seen as such is that it removes the speed drop over distance that existing DSL products suffer from. But there may be a slight issue with Openreach’s roll-out announcement.
It hasn?t been implemented yet, but Ofcom?s proposals to improve the quality of service provided by Openreach will prove a significant turning point in the broadband network?s life.
New statistics gathered by Real Business have shone a light on the broadband quality failings currently being felt by companies throughout the country ? with many set to shop around.
Almost two years since Ofcom started its review of digital communications, the regulator finally reached an agreement with BT over Openreach. But what do the experts have to say about this turn of events?
When it comes to telecom companies, none feature as prominently in the news as BT. But after taking constant hits about its lack of broadband investment and alleged poor customer service, it seems BT is at least trying to get Openreach in order.
Is BT a service provider, or an infrastructure owner? Failure to properly deal with this question during its privatisation in 1984 has been a source of numerous allegations by rivals about margin squeeze and unfair cross subsidisation, particularly over unbundling the local loop. True and effective competition within the UK telecoms market is not possible without a network in third party ownership.