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BT's Openreach must legally separate but remain within group, says regulator

DIGITALLOOK - ‎12 hours ago‎
As a legally separate company within BT Group, with its own 'articles of association' and a majority of independent directors who are not appointed by or connected to BT, Openreach would be obliged to consult formally with customers such as Sky and ...
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Not-BT-Openreach' biz CityFibre sextuples pipeline

The Register - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
Cable-layer CityFibre has booked a six-fold increase in contracts during its first half of 2016, with £53.8m in the pipeline compared with £8.1m for the same period last year.

BT vows significant changes to Openreach after Ofcom 'distinct company' proposal

Lancashire Telegraph - ‎15 hours ago‎
BT chief executive Gavin Patterson said the company was introducing "significant changes" to meet the concerns of Ofcom and the industry, adding: "These changes will make Openreach more independent and transparent than it is today, something both ...

UPDATE: BT To Form Independent Openreach Board In Response To Ofcom

London South East (registration) (blog) - ‎17 hours ago‎
LONDON (Alliance News) - Telecommunications giant BT Group PLC on Tuesday said it will establish an independent board of its Openreach network infrastructure unit, after UK media and communications regulator Ofcom called for the unit to become a ...
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BT not investing enough in Openreach, MPs say

The Guardian - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
BT has faced criticism from the regulator, Ofcom, and rival companies that use its broadband network over a lack of investment in high-quality cables and delays in fixing faults.

BT's Openreach network should become a 'distinct company', says Ofcom

Gazette & Herald - ‎18 hours ago‎
The proposals come a week after MPs said that if BT does not ramp up investment in Openreach and address poor service, Ofcom should force it to split off the division.

BT ownership best future for Openreach

The Guardian - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The Guardian is naive to think that Openreach would become a public service entity if split away from BT (Editorial, 20 July).
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Trending: Merger, he wrote

Proactive Investors UK - ‎13 hours ago‎
There will not be a demerger of BT Group PLC's (LON:BT.A) Openreach unit, either, after the industry watchdog Ofcom said the telecoms giant merely had to start running the unit as a semi-autonomous unit.

BT becomes flexible in Openreach negotiation - ‎13 hours ago‎
According to Computing, BT chairman Sir Mike Rake's plan is to create an independent board for Openreach, claiming that a complete distinction between BT Group and Openreach would be the wrong decision for the future of UK superfast and ultrafast.

BT will have to earn lasting split reprieve

Breakingviews - ‎16 hours ago‎
Britain's watchdog says the telecoms group can keep its infrastructure arm if Openreach becomes a separate legal entity with its own board, assets, and strategy.

BT Openreach reports improvement in customer experience performance

Business Reporter - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
BT Openreach has reported a marked improvement in its customer experience performance since it first began publishing data two years ago.
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BT awaits outcome of Ofcom's broadband review amid dispute over Openreach (Tech) - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
The deadline for Ofcom's broadband review is fast approaching - and an agreement with BT over Openreach's future is still not on the table.

Openreach employees feature in touring exhibition - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Becky and former engineer James Crossley featured in the Technicians Make it Happen exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London - and now the exhibition is touring.
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BT fault hits broadband users and banks

BBC News - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
The problem comes a day after BT's Openreach internet infrastructure business was criticised by MPs over its alleged failure to "adequately" invest in fast fibre.

Openreach boss Clive Selley wants Ofcom to wrap it up already

The Register - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Interview The Sword of Damocles has not entirely disappeared from above Openreach. Earlier this year, the UK communications watchdog Ofcom stopped short of recommending a full decapitation of the British broadband provider from its parent BT. Crucially ...

UK telecommunications company BT urged to make Openreach broadband division 'distinct company' within BT Group ... - ‎18 hours ago‎
UK's Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron has criticized Ofcom decision to not split BT and Openreach; says decision is unacceptable - Guardian.

Suggestion to split BT from Openreach

Wiltshire Business - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
TELECOMS giant BT should be forced to split off its Openreach network arm unless it addresses significant under-investment and poor service, a report by MPs has warned.

Parliamentary committee suggests BT could face Openreach separation if it fails to offer reforms

TeleGeography - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
A report published by the UK's Culture, Media and Sport Committee has claimed that fixed line incumbent BT is 'significantly under investing' in its infrastructure arm, Openreach. With the Committee having concluded that the shortfall in investment ...

Telehouse North power outage causes UK Internet failures, impacts BT Openreach

DatacenterDynamics (registration) - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
After yesterday's Telecity UPS drama knocked out the Internet across parts of the UK for several hours, most were likely hoping things would soon return to normal.