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Standard User Bob_s2
(experienced) Tue 01-Dec-15 11:17:21
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OFCOM WARN BT THAT SPLIT IS COMING


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The status quo between BT and its subsidiary Openreach, which provides the infrastructure connecting people to the internet, is unlikely to continue warns the head of the telecoms regulator, Ofcom.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-34972638
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-Dec-15 11:35:59
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Your subject doesn't seem to match the article. One of the 4 options is further deregulation which would be very different to forcing a split. The split is only one of the 4 options on the table.

And if Ofcom are so upset about it maybe they should pull their finger out and change things rather than spending years naval gazing.
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 01-Dec-15 11:52:08
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My reading is that Ofcom accepts something needs to change, and while a full split is one of the options, it is just one of the options.

In short, Ofcom doing nothing and letting the next 10 years be exactly the same as the last 10 years is not an option.

The biggest quandary is what will work for two thirds of the UK may not work for the other third.

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Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 01-Dec-15 12:19:27
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Ofcom's chief executive, Sharon White, is currently reviewing the company's provision of superfast broadband.

She said one option was "the structural separation" of Openreach from BT.

Ms White explained this was among four possible options being explored. They are:

Whether to maintain the status quo which she said was "unlikely."

More deregulation.

The "structural separation" of Openreach and BT - in particular whether Openreach could be spun out more fully from BT.

Adjusting the existing system to make it "more fit for purpose". That could include improving services, repairs, and laying new superfast lines.
Standard User Bob_s2
(experienced) Tue 01-Dec-15 13:14:07
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There are two main options. selling off Openreach or spinning it off as a wholly owned BT subsidiary company
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 01-Dec-15 13:31:34
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In reply to a post by Bob_s2:
spinning it off as a wholly owned BT subsidiary company
Where does it say that?
Administrator MrSaffron
(staff) Tue 01-Dec-15 14:09:24
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Interested in hearing how a 'a wholly owned BT subsidiary company' is significantly different to now, since if BT Group own 100% of the shares surely that Group has the influence still that competitors complain of.

The author of the above post is a thinkbroadband staff member. It may not constitute an official statement on behalf of thinkbroadband.
Standard User Bob_s2
(experienced) Tue 01-Dec-15 14:55:30
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There is a very big difference between a BT Group Company and a wholly owned BT subsidiary company. In the case of the later it is a totally separate legal entity with its own P&L and own board of directors and with its own accounts filled at companies house. It would become the same as DAB's which is a wholly owned BT subsiderry
Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 01-Dec-15 14:59:57
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There are two main options. selling off Openreach or spinning it off as a wholly owned BT subsidiary company


So the BBC news article is wrong? Do you have any links to where those 2 options are proposed?
Standard User BatBoy
(sensei) Tue 01-Dec-15 16:18:56
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Indeed, especially this option
In reply to a post by Bob_s2:
selling off Openreach
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