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Vodafone accuses BT of loading costs on to Openreach network

Financial Times - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
Jeroen Hoencamp, Vodafone UK's chief executive, told the FT that it was “unacceptable that BT loads its Openreach unit with inappropriate costs from other parts of its business, which it expects to be paid for by the rest of the industry and passed on ...
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BT outage intensifies questions over future of Openreach

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Feb 3, 2016‎
"All in all, I think this event should not really impact the current discussion about a separation of Openreach, which is coming from a different angle," he said.
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Openreach stake in Vodafone's sights if regulator forces BT to sell

Evening Standard - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Vodafone would happily take a stake in Openreach if BT is forced to sell off its networks business, chief executive Vittorio Colao said today.

Questor share tip: Hold BT as it awaits Openreach decision

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
BT 494.2p +9.35p. Questor says HOLD. The authorities giveth but the authorities can also taketh away. The Government has cleared the takeover of mobile operator EE.
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Should BT be forced to separate from Openreach?

Computing - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The general consensus among BT's rivals is that the telecoms giant enjoys a virtual monopoly of the communications market, even more so with the acquisition of EE.
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UK government inks deal with BT to bring “superfast fibre” to newly built homes

Ars Technica UK - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
Under the agreement—which was inked between BT's infrastructure wing Openreach, and the Home Builders Federation (HBF) with Whitehall's blessing—all new developments will be offered faster broadband connections either for free, or as part of a ...

BT's Openreach 'failing' on new home broadband

BBC News - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
It has received hundreds of complaints from owners of new homes about poor broadband. According to the Home Builders Federation, BT Openreach has failed to connect new homes on time. In response, Openreach said it was "working hard to fix this issue".
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BT cannot be allowed to continue dominating the Openreach throne

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jan 31, 2016‎
The country's largest broadband and mobile providers (BT and EE) are merging in what may prove to be a marriage even less workable than the alliance of the Lannisters and the Tyrells.
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Selling Openreach would hit broadband investment, says BT

uSwitch.com (Tech) - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
The report therefore suggested that BT and its Openreach subsidiary be separated into two entirely independent companies, as this would end their "natural monopoly" over Britain's broadband infrastructure and lead to greater investment and innovation ...
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BT completes EE takeover, leaving Openreach as the final hurdle

Reuters UK - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
Industry regulator Ofcom is currently looking at whether to force BT to spin-off its fixed line network arm Openreach after rivals who rely on the network as wholesale customers said BT's ownership was hampering competition and investment in connecting ...
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BT rejigs business after EE takeover, but Openreach unaffected—for now

Ars Technica UK - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
We will operate a multi brand strategy with UK customers being able to choose a mix of BT, EE or Plusnet services, depending on which suit them best.

Letters: BT Openreach leaves City of London business cut off from fast broadband

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Jan 28, 2016‎
SIR - BT Openreach is no different from other big technology providers squeezing a flaky infrastructure. In my village, many of us have been without service from O2 since the floods of early December.

Pressure to make Openreach national telco for business

thinkbroadband.com - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
What is galling is that as with the recent new homes debate everyone calls Openreach and the BT Group to the table, but rarely do we see alternatives like WarwickNet, CityFibre, Virgin Media and others being asked to join in to show what they can ...
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BT Openreach draws flak for poor broadband service in new homes

International Business Times UK - ‎Jan 29, 2016‎
Hundreds of people who have moved into new houses are experiencing poor broadband service, as BT Openreach has failed to connect to the new places, reveals an investigation by broadband advice service, Cable.

BT's priority repair service falls way short of the mark

The Guardian - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
“Her phone line went off over three weeks ago and all we can get from BT is that 'Openreach are working on it',” he wrote.
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BT reports a 24% jump in quarterly profits amid revamp

BBC News - ‎Feb 1, 2016‎
Openreach looks after the network of cables and wires, that provide phone and broadband services. It is at the centre of a report due soon from the regulator Ofcom, which is reviewing the telecoms sector for the first time in a decade.

Tuesday newspaper share tips: BT Group still worth holding despite Openreach review

DIGITALLOOK - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
With the possibility that regulator Ofcom may have to separate BT and Openreach, The Telegraph's Questor is advising investors to 'hold' in the meantime.

Thursday share tips: Should you “hold” BT ahead of Openreach decision?

iNVEZZ - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Openreach delivered the majority of BT's free cash flow in the most recent quarter, and also accounted for 28 percent of revenue and 42 percent of earnings.
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BT finance director Tony Chanmugam to step down

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
BT's customer-facing business BT Mobile will remain a separate brand, as will EE, but the firms will merge their wholesale units, which could lead to job losses.
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Monmouth MP backs call for BT's broadband "monopoly" to be broken up

South Wales Argus - ‎Feb 5, 2016‎
MONMOUTH MP David Davies has leant his name to a petition calling on BT's “monopoly” of the broadband network to be broken up.
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