Regulatory ‘tough love’ needed for BT’s Openreach

BT Openreach’s failure to invest in broadband infrastructure closely mirrors BT’s failure to invest in new fibre optic trunks in the early 1990s. Ofcom needs to consider the regulatory solution which its predecessor Oftel successfully applied to that problem in 1992.
Please contact me if you would like to discuss this topic. I am happy to make you a short presentation based on my involvement in the 1992 decision and my analysis of its outcome

Making the UK energy industry as competitive as telecoms

Strong industry-specific regulation in the 1990s made the UK telecoms market a model for the world to follow. The initiative came from the grass roots

More energy regulation = more competition

Line-of-business restrictions are needed to boost energy competition and to encourage process improvement in dominant suppliers