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Ofcom abandons dark fibre access plans

3 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Ofcom has abandon plans to require BT Openreach to offer a 1Gbps leased line product to third party communications providers. At present, leased lines are sold on a wholesale basis, meaning the line and the equipment used to power the connection are bundled. Ofcom's proposal would have seen the likes of TalkTalk, Three, Vodafone and others able to ‘light up' dark fibre cables with their own equipment, giving them greater control.
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However this had been opposed by CityFibre, Virgin Media and other infrastructure builders on the grounds that it discouraged investment in full fibre...
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