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ACCC told cable nets should offer wholesale

A submission to the ACCC's fixed line services declaration review has re-ignited an ancient debate about whether the regulator should pry open Telstra's and Optus' HFC cables. While there's no technical reason wholesale broadband services can't be offered over HFC, retailer interest has been so muted that the competition …
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BT argues Ofcom is 'mistaken' on Ethernet price capping plan

BT has hit out at Ofcom over its plans to tighten control of pricing of the national telco's wholesale Ethernet services outside London and Hull by describing the decision to regulate high speed data links as a "mistake". The move came as Britain's communications watchdog notified the European Commission of its proposals to …
Kelly Fiveash, 25 Feb 2013

Plunging BT sales hit every branch of the biz on way down

BT reported to the City this morning a total revenue fall of 6 per cent for the national telco's final three months of 2012. It said sales, excluding specific items relating to "regulatory decisions" on historic Ethernet pricing, hit £4.5bn during the period, down from £4.77bn a year earlier. Adjusted pre-tax profit climbed 7 …
Kelly Fiveash, 1 Feb 2013
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BT wholesale boss bails out, cites personal reasons

BT's wholesale boss is leaving after four years heading up the fixed and mobile network services wing of the telecom giant's biz. Sally Davis, who has worked at the company since 1999, will leave BT at the end of October. The telco said Davis had quit, citing "personal reasons". "Sally has been a key member of our executive …
Kelly Fiveash, 16 Aug 2011
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Revenues down at BT for Q1, share price up

BT reported a 5 per cent decline in revenues for its first quarter ended 30 June, while pre-tax profit climbed 20 per cent. It saw total sales of £4.76bn in Q1, compared with £5bn in the same period in 2010. Adjusted profit before tax jumped to £533m from £466m a year earlier. Earnings per share rose from 4.4 pence to 5.2 …
Kelly Fiveash, 28 Jul 2011
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Ofcom moves: Rural broadband price war on the cards?

Ofcom has ordered BT to slash its prices by 12 per cent below inflation per year for the company's wholesale broadband network. The telecoms watchdog claimed 3 million homes and businesses in rural parts of the UK could benefit from the price reduction by the end of 2011. It said the move "follows Ofcom's decision to reduce …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Jul 2011
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Vocus buys ailing Australian fibre network

Troubled dark fibre provider Digital River has been acquired by Vocus Communications, giving the Australian wholesaler nearly 60 Km of operational fibre in Sydney and Melbourne at the bargain-basement price of A$3.95 million. Digital River was founded in 2001 to build a network serving Melbourne CBD premises, and later …
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Virgin Media cool on cable wholesale plans

Virgin Media has denied a report it has secret plans to wholesale access to its cable network to broadband and phone competitors next year. The Guardian today claimed chief executive Neil Berkett wants to open up Virgin Media's infrastructure in 18 months' time. The firm has long considered following BT's Openreach setup by …
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TalkTalk ad slapped for misleading on LLU

TalkTalk's latest TV ad has fallen foul of advertising regulators, who received complaints from would-be customers who contacted the firm only to be told they had to pay extra because they lived outside its unbundled network. The ad punted "free" broadband with line rental for £10.50 per month. The cost of connectivity from BT …
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BT's Mayfair exchange downed by burglary

Pictures BT's Mayfair exchange was burgled last night, leaving thousands of homes and businesses in central London without internet access this morning. The raid cleaned out routers, networking cards and fibre at about 9pm on Wednesday, Reg sources said. According to data at Samknows, the exchange serves about 3,000 residential …
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Tiscali subscribers to be sold to Vodafone tomorrow: report

The Italian board of Tiscali will tomorrow approve a Vodafone offer to buy its broadband businesses outright, according to a report. The claims have been made in the Italian newspaper MF, and have been believed by investors, who have sent shares in Tiscali rocketing this morning. The bid is said to be worth about €2.8 per …
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Ofcom mulls BT Openreach price hike

After months of lobbying, BT has got its wish. Ofcom today announced it will formally consider letting Openreach raise the prices it charges BT's competitors for wholesale access to local exchanges. BT has been crying foul over Openreach because its costs have increased alongside greater competition in broadband from local …
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Ofcom pulls plug on wholesale broadband regulation

Communications regulator Ofcom is ending regulation for the majority of UK wholesale broadband. Some 70 per cent of exchanges, about 10,000 premises, which have four or more providers of wholesale internet access will be freed from regulation. Areas with less than four providers such as Hull will continue to be regulated - BT …
John Oates, 21 May 2008

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