Equality of access and local loop unbundling in the UK broadband telecommunications market

J.L. Whalley, P.J. Curwen

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Abstract

The relationship between an incumbent telecommunications operator and those companies that access its network is often fraught. This is particularly true in respect of local loop unbundling (LLU), a key product in the broadband telecommunications market. OFCOM, the UK's telecommunications regulator, recently conducted a major review of the industry that resulted in a new approach to tackling this relationship. This paper focuses on this new approach, which combined a new regulatory concept - equality of access - with the establishment of a mini-regulator focusing on local loop unbundling processes, and goes on to assess the extent to which the relationship has been improved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)280-291
Number of pages11
JournalTelematics and Informatics
Volume25
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

Keywords

  • local loop unbundling
  • telecommunications
  • Openreach
  • UK

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