Telecoms regulator Ofcom has revealed more details on its plan to open up BT’s infrastructure arm, Openreach, so that BT’s rivals can more easily connect homes and businesses directly to their own networks.  After a long-running battle fuelled by rivals Sky, TalkTalk and Vodafone, BT finally agreed to formally separate Openreach from the rest of the company. Under the new terms, BT remains the legal owner of the company and sets the organisation’s budget every year, but it will have no say in how Openreach deploys its funds. Meanwhile, Openreach must consult with Sky, Zen, AA, Vodafone, TalkTalk and other ISPs that provide services via its network before beginning any major infrastructure projects. Openreach’s sole focus is to manage the fibre and copper network infrastructure that… Next »
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