As a result of an appeal brought by BT against aspects of the 2016 review, Ofcom is required to reconsider a number of issues in a new analysis of the markets. In the meantime the regulation of the services set in the 2016 review has to be removed. Ofcom has the power to make temporary arrangements for reasons of urgency and where exceptional circumstances apply. This statement imposes, in the period until March 2019, temporary regulation for the services and areas where we continue to find that BT has significant market power until the new analysis is completed.
We are separately consulting on the appropriateness of imposing additional dark fibre obligations for the markets set out in this statement.
This draft statement sets out our analysis of the relevant markets, identifying markets in which a provider has SMP. It also sets out the remedies we are imposing to address the competition problems that would otherwise arise from such SMP, including controls on the prices that BT can charge for these services. This draft statement has been notified to the European Commission.
Ofcom has published an exchange of letters between Openreach and Ofcom concerning regulatory obligations on BT to provide key performance indicators imposed in the Business Connectivity Market Review. The correspondence concerns agreement around the timing of KPI availability.
We note that Openreach has notified its customers that it does not intend to launch dark fibre on 1 October 2017.
On 26 July 2017, the Competition Appeal Tribunal found that Ofcom was incorrect in how we set our 2016 Business Connectivity Market Review market definition. The Tribunal has not yet provided the reasoning for its decision or determined exactly what will be remitted to Ofcom to reconsider as a result.
This document proposes an amendment to one of the regulatory conditions imposed on BT under the April 2016 Business Connectivity Market Review.
This document sets out clarifications and corrections to the consultation document on the Business Connectivity Market Review published on 15 May 2015 and the Leased lines charge controls and dark fibre pricing consultation, published on 12 June 2015.
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