December's FSP Round-Up

Added by Cathy Gerosa | Thursday 22nd December 2016

December's dial-in Fixed Service Providers meeting slides can be found here. Please note the call for attendees for an Openreach call to look at options for accessing View my Job via an API (Slide 6). Also Openreach are planning an incident management workshop for IT specialists on 26 Jan, with a pre-call on 12 Jan (slide 5). Please contact me if you are interested in joining this.

There are a couple of additional slides to add information about ISDN and Standalone Surveys as reported at the CFPCG.

Below are the planned dates for meetings next year. Put them in your diaries now! 

24 Jan                  Phone

21 Feb                  F2F

21 March              Phone

25 April                 F2F

23 May                 Phone

20 June                F2F        

25 July                 Phone

August                  No Meeting

26 Sept                Phone

17 Oct                   F2F

21 Nov                  Phone

19 Dec                   F2F

All meetings start at 11.00 and the face to face ones are at Simmons & Simmons.

Hoping you all have a lovely break over Christmas and look forward to seeing you at meetings next year!

Cathy

cgerosa@fcs.org.uk

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Ofcom Market Reviews

Added by Cathy Gerosa | Wednesday 7th December 2016

Ofcom has published two market reviews in the run up to Christmas as follows:

Narrowband Market Review – this covers wholesale fixed analogue exchange lines (the standard fixed lines used by residential and business customers) along with the two digital exchange line markets, ISDN30 and ISDN2. In addition, they are reviewing wholesale call origination and wholesale call termination.

The consultation considers the level of competition in each of these five wholesale markets. Where competition is not working effectively, Ofcom proposes regulation that should apply for the period 1 October 2017 to 30 September 2020.

You can find the detail of the review here. Closing date for responses is 28 Feb 17

Wholesale Local access Market Review  - this deals with proposals to open up duct and pole access, making it easier for companies to build ultrafast, ‘full-fibre’ broadband networks directly to UK homes and offices using BT’s existing telegraph poles and ducts.  It builds on Openreach’s process improvement trials for PIA, conducted with the Office of the Telecommunications Adjudicator and five other telecoms providers, as well as Ofcom’s engagement with stakeholders since the DCR was published. It links the commitments made in the DCR to specific actions, setting out Ofcom’s initial views on what Openreach’s PIA product could be used for, how it should work in terms of processes, and how charges could be set

The detail of this review is here. The closing date for this one is 31 Jan 17

If you have any comments that you would like us to submit on your behalf, please send them to me in good time for the relevant closing dates.

Thanks,

Cathy Gerosa

cgerosa@fcs.org.uk

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