Monitoring of compliance with the new governance arrangements relating to Openreach

26 February 2019

Open

Programme into British Telecommunications Plc (“BT”) and Openreach Limited (“Openreach”)
Case opened 13 July 2017
Summary

On 10 March 2017, BT notified Ofcom of voluntary commitments to further reform Openreach. This means that Openreach will be a distinct company with its own staff, management, purpose and strategy. The commitments are designed to address the competition concerns identified by Ofcom in its Strategic Review of Digital Communications.

The focus of this programme is to monitor the Implementation of the new model, BT and Openreach’s compliance with the governance arrangements and whether Openreach acts independently and treats its customers equally. Additionally we will assess whether the arrangements deliver positive outcomes for consumers and businesses.

Relevant legal provision(s)

Section 89C of the Communications Act 2003


Case leader

OMU@ofcom.org.uk

Case reference CW/01206/09/17