Wholesale local access market review

  • Start: 31 March 2017
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 09 June 2017

Statement published 28 March 2018

Broadband and fixed telephone services typically rely upon a fixed connection between the local telephony exchange to a home or business premises. We have undertaken a review of the regulation of the wholesale local access (WLA) market for services that use this fixed connection.

Update 22 May 2018: Modification to the SMP conditions

Ofcom issued a modification (PDF, 370.8 KB) (the Modification) to the SMP conditions on regulated charges for access to some of BT’s copper-based wholesale broadband services. Ofcom also issued a note explaining the Modification (PDF, 144.2 KB).

Main documents

Statement annexes 1–9
(PDF File, 3.3 MB)

Statement annexes 10-16
(PDF File, 4.0 MB)

Statement annexes 17–27
(PDF File, 4.4 MB)

Statement annex 28
(PDF File, 1.9 MB)

Statement annex 29
(PDF File, 1.4 MB)

Statement annex 30
(PDF File, 344.8 KB)

Statement annex 31
(PDF File, 2.9 MB)

Statement annex 32
(PDF File, 946.1 KB)

Supporting documents

Letter from Plum Consulting
(PDF File, 249.3 KB)

European Commission letter

European Commission letter on the draft WLA statements (PDF, 294.8 KB)

Older documents

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Responder name Type
Bit Commons (PDF File, 360.4 KB) Organisation
BT (PDF File, 332.3 KB) Organisation
BT - commissioned Oxera report assessing the anticipated shape and distribution of BT's FTTC returns (PDF File, 630.2 KB) Organisation
BT - fair bet letter to Ofcom (PDF File, 1.0 MB) Organisation
Callflow (PDF File, 184.6 KB) Organisation
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