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BT agrees to split off Openreach

BT Group has agreed to legally split off its Openreach network division into a separate entity as demanded by Britain’s telecommunications regulator, a victory of sorts for the phone carrier’s rivals though not as complete a breakup as they

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BT must separate Openreach: Ofcom

BT Group should be permitted to retain ownership of the UK’s main broadband network, but it needs to give rivals better access to it, regulator Ofcom said. Ofcom called on BT, the UK’s former telecommunications monopoly

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BT faces possible breakup

BT Group – formerly British Telecom – is using its control of the UK’s main broadband network to favour its own interests and regulators should consider a breakup unless the company steps up investment and gives rivals better

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Why BT wants rid of its telephone network

As the UK’s telecommunications regulator Ofcom embarks on its next strategic review of the market, incumbent fixed-line operator BT – Britain’s equivalent of Telkom – has called for it to be allowed to close

Duncan McLeod
Is this a changed Telkom?

Telkom surprised the telecommunications industry last week, announcing sweeping price cuts to its wholesale broadband services that should lead to real reductions in retail fixed-line Internet prices. The cuts – which are said to go well beyond what

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In the UK, debate over breaking up BT

There have frequently been calls for BT, the former telecoms monopoly, to be broken up. Now, with the company having emerged as the buyer of mobile phone network EE, complaints about BT’s power – which have never gone away – have grown louder. But other than

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UK faces its own fixed-line challenges

UK’s telephone companies have yet again announced inflation-busting increases in telephone line rental charges. Why, in a world that is increasingly mobile-first – or even mobile-only – are we still paying so much for landlines? The latest figures from UK telecoms regulator Ofcom show that around 16% of

Duncan McLeod
Digital radio to hit SA’s airwaves

South Africa is taking concrete steps towards introducing digital radio broadcasts using a standard known as DAB+, with a trial planned for 2014. The move will usher in greater competition in the radio sector, with digital eventually likely to replace the familiar FM and AM dials. Radio broadcasters

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