Residential and business narrowband and broadband access, and fixed telephony
The fixed telecommunications market is made up of a variety of different markets which we have reviewed in different formats over the years. These include the fixed narrowband access markets, the fixed narrowband services markets, the wholesale broadband access market and the wholesale local access market.
The Narrowband Market Reviews (NMR) 2016 covers wholesale call termination, wholesale call origination, wholesale fixed analogue exchange lines and wholesale ISDN30 and ISDN2 lines.
The Wholesale Local Access (WLA) market review relates to the local connection between the end-user’s premises and the local exchange or access node. This connection can be copper, cable and/or fibre-based and is used to provide fixed-line services such as voice calls and broadband internet.
The Wholesale Broadband Access (WBA) market review relates to the wholesale broadband products that communications providers provide for themselves and sell to each other. These services are one of the building blocks of the retail broadband offers that consumers buy. The wholesale broadband access market sits between the retail broadband market, which relates to the products that consumers buy, and the wholesale local access market, which relates to the access connection between the consumer and the network.