Is Functional Separation BT-Style the Answer?

Communications & Strategies, No. 71, p. 145, 3rd Quarter 2008

21 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2009  

Jason Whalley

Northumbria University

Peter Curwen

University of Strathclyde - Strathclyde Business School

Date Written: March 9, 2009

Abstract

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

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

Jason Whalley (Contact Author)

Northumbria University ( email )

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United Kingdom

Peter Curwen

University of Strathclyde - Strathclyde Business School ( email )

100 Cathedral Street
Glasgow G1 1XU
United Kingdom

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