FCS need your input...

Posted on 27/10/2015

... on two very different and unrelated issues

Wholesale Local Access

We have been invited by Ofcom to give early input into its thinking for the Wholesale Local Access (WLA) Market Review 2017-2020. Ofcom is going ahead with its planned programme of market reviews in parallel to anything that may arise from the Digital Comms Review.

WLA refers to the fixed connection from the local exchange/access node to the end user which is used for narrowband telephony, broadband (including superfast), ISDN2 and ISDN30. In the last review Ofcom defined the market as the supply of loop-based, cable-based and fibre-based wholesale local access at a fixed location. BT and KCOM were deemed to have SMP in their respective areas.

If you have any thoughts on how the market is working and where improvements could (or should) be made, please let me know by Friday 6 November.

Examples of Dial Through Fraud to UK PRS

I am gathering examples of DTF to UK PRS – usually numbers starting 091 – to provide to Ofcom and PhonepayPlus, who have at last agreed to consider taking some action.

If you have recent examples where you and your customer are happy to share details with the regulators, please let me know and I will put you in touch with the relevant people.

Many thanks,

Cathy Gerosa

[email protected]

Industry News

Spectrum Internet to cover 150,000 premises in South Wales with own FTTP network

Published on 19/02/20 by [email protected] (Telecompaper)

Welsh ISP Spectrum Internet, based in Cardiff, said it intends to cover 150,000 premises in South Wales with its own FTTP network, ISPreview reported. The network will cross a number of market towns a...

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Nominet launches podcast series to boost youth interest in tech

Published on 19/02/20 by [email protected] (Telecompaper)

Nominet has teamed up with Livity on a new podcast series aimed at inspiring young people to opt for digital careers. Nominet said the move comes in response to the digital skills gap. The ‘...

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County Broadband starts fibre deployment in South Cambridgeshire

Published on 19/02/20 by [email protected] (Telecompaper)

County Broadband has started deploying fibre networks in South Cambridgeshire. The UK operator will start in nine villages in the south of the county, and then give more ...

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