Is Functional Separation BT-Style the Answer?
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
University of Strathclyde - Strathclyde Business School
March 9, 2009
Communications & Strategies, No. 71, p. 145, 3rd Quarter 2008
This paper focuses on functional separation. After recounting the circumstances that culminated in the imposition of functional separation within the UK, the paper highlights the difficulties that have been encountered subsequent to the creation of Openreach. Functional separation developments outside the UK are then described and doubts raised as to whether the Openreach model is appropriate for other markets.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 21
Keywords: Openreach, functional separation, UK
JEL Classification: L19, L96, D78
Date posted: March 11, 2009
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