Tag Archives: BT Group

BT accounts reveal fear of retrospective price adjustments

BT announced its annual results today. Press comment focused on BT’s profit growth and the reduction in their pension deficit. However, both of those stories are not quite such good news for BT as might be supposed. Profit growth came … Continue reading

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Ofcom has wide jurisdiction and discretion to accept and resolve disputes

The CAT today rejected BT’s arguments that Ofcom has a narrow jurisdiction to accept and resolve disputes referred to it by Communications Providers pursuant to Section 185 of the Communications Act 2003. The CAT joined two cases (one relating to ‘ladder … Continue reading

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Ofcom consults on reductions in LLU and WLR prices

Ofcom today started a consultation on price controls for local loop unbundling and wholesale line rental products provided by Openreach, the functionally separate local access division of BT. This consultation follows on from Ofcom’s finding in its wholesale local access and … Continue reading

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Ofcom proposes prohibition of evergreen customer contracts

Earlier this week I discussed the changes Ofcom are proposing to the General Conditions of Entitlement to implement the revised European Regulatory Framework. It now seems that Ofcom are also taking the opportunity to look at other changes to the General Conditions, … Continue reading

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DSAC an appropriate test for assessing LRIC cost-orientation

Today’s CAT judgment confirmed that Ofcom’s use of distributed stand-alone cost (“DSAC“) was an appropriate method to assess whether a regulated Communications Provider who had been found to possess Significant Market Power in a particular market was charging in a way that was ‘reasonably derived … Continue reading

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