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  • 1. FTTH panel session – introductory remarksMark ShurmerGroup Director, Regulatory Affairs, BT© British Telecommunications plc
  • 2. The UK fibre model• Delivering the fastest roll-out in the world• Based on open access and competition• Low prices: <£20 pcm entry point• Strong competition from copper BB, cable and 4G• EU NGA policy review – very similar to UK model © British Telecommunications plc
  • 3. BT’s deployment• More than 13 million premises passed – 100k additional per week• 2/3 of UK premises passed in Spring 2014 – 18 months early• Potential to reach over 90% (with BDUK)• FTTC speeds doubled from 40:10 to 80:20 Mbps• FTTP on demand announced• More than 80 CPs selling fibre © British Telecommunications plc
  • 4. Open access to BT’s fibre network CPs can access fibre at any point in the value chain VULA / WBC PIA SLU GEA Fibre Physical Sub Loop Virtual Wholesale Infrastructure Unbundling Unbundled Broadband Access Local Access / Connect (fibre) (Duct and Generic Poles) Ethernet Access We believe fibre investments by others must be offered on the same terms © British Telecommunications plc
  • 5. Market and regulatory considerations The market Regulation • Highly competitive retail Framework must deliver: market • Certainty and stability over time • Growing importance of • Flexibility over wholesale fibre bundles broadband pricing & cost • Fibre broadband is a reflective copper pricing challenging business case • Fair access to content • Demand and willingness to bottlenecks and strong non- pay – copper BB, cable and discrimination rules 4G constrain pricing Regulators should not pick • Providers need to be willing to winners take investment risk © British Telecommunications plc