Communications & Strategies, No. 71, p. 145, 3rd Quarter 2008
21 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2009
Date Written: March 9, 2009
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.
Keywords: Openreach, functional separation, UK
JEL Classification: L19, L96, D78
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Whalley, Jason and Curwen, Peter, Is Functional Separation BT-Style the Answer? (March 9, 2009). Communications & Strategies, No. 71, p. 145, 3rd Quarter 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1356078