Sorry yes I know they’re leased, but frequently forget that.
BT Group is the one leasing back the sites. Not Openreach, so if you think of it that way my question still stands. I’m intrigued who is leading this vacation.
In theory openreach could exit a building and leave anything else behind.
With wlr going in a few years and the local loop rapidly moving to fibre that doesn't leave a lot behind bar ethernet (more fibre) and some legacy private service kit that is openreach responsibility.
Everything else is either BT Group or OLOs.
Giving up all that floor space may be enough to make it worth while and then let rest follow to close the building and hand it back.
Yes exactly, I imagine Openreach pays a rental on the space to BT Group, it must work that way. So even if Openreach move out they’re still saving on their budget.
I’m seeing the same list though in the wider group which is making me wonder if actually it’s not Openreach leading this anyway. Who knows!
Edited by _Icaras_ (Wed 20-Jan-21 11:56:37)