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CAT ruling has ‘substantial implications’ for UK fibre optics (BT v Ofcom, Virgin Media and others)

Published on: 19 December 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • CAT ruling has ‘substantial implications’ for UK fibre optics (BT v Ofcom, Virgin Media and others)
  • What is the significance of this case? Why is it important for practitioners?
  • What were the CAT’s conclusions, and what will the practical implications be?
  • How do Ofcom’s recently published statements tie in with the judgment?
  • How helpful is this judgment in clarifying the law in this area? Are there any remaining grey areas?
  • What might Ofcom’s long-term position be following the temporary SMP conditions?
  • How does this case fit in with other developments in this area of the law? Do you have any predictions for the future or advice for practitioners?

Article summary

TMT analysis: The Competition Appeal Tribunal (CAT) has found themselves of different opinion to Ofcom in a dispute that has substantial implications for UK fibre optic installations while also raising questions about the role of UK regulators. Timothy Cowen, of Preiskel & Co, assesses the key issues associated with the case. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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