Thursday, 14 September 2017

OFCOM confirm BT lied to us

Recently, BT plc stated, several times :-

"Openreach is not a communications provider."

OFCOM have now confirmed (as if there was any doubt)...

"BT plc (of which Openreach is currently a division, and of which Openreach Limited will become a subsidiary when it is incorporated) is a communications provider subject to various regulatory obligations set by Ofcom."

Oh well, not surprising I suppose. Thanks to OFCOM for confirming.

9 comments:

  1. Someone at Openreach is currently shaking violently awaiting the first email from you...

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  2. Nice.

    No, no-one at Openreach is shaking violently. They don't care either way. Each individual still gets his or her salary so nothing else matters in his/her eyes.

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  3. I eagerly await the followup post to this.

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    1. Absolutely. They are a rubbish organisation. I hope to get a reply from A&A tomorrow as Openreach disconnected my line and failed to reconnect it when installing a line for a neighbour. Or that is precisely what it looks like. I caught them at it thanks to A&As brilliant texting system,

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  4. I think the confusion here is being caused by the way OR refer to their own customers as communications providers (so AAISP and BT Consumer would be viewed as CPs to them for example) - not sure what language they would use to describe themselves!

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  5. Ofcom's statement is incorrect anyway. "BT plc" doesn't exist.

    Openreach is a division of British Telecommunications plc.
    British Telecommunications plc is a subsidiary of BT Group plc.
    Openreach Limited will also be a subsidiary of BT Group plc.

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    1. Sort of, abbrebriating British Telecom to BT is hardly that unclear, but you are technically correct on that. Openreach Ltd does exist though.

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