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16.Mar.2017

Legal separation of BT Openreach: Significant reforms announced by Ofcom

On 10 March 2017, the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, announced significant reforms to how BT’s network arm, Openreach, will be governed.  

Ofcom has stated that these changes represent the “biggest reform of Openreach in its history” and it seems certain that they will have a material effect on UK telecommunications markets.  However, a number of important issues are yet to be fully worked out and, as such, the full impact of these new arrangements may take time to fully emerge.

Read the full details in our briefing paper.