Ofcom orders BT to run Openreach as separate company

July 26, 2016 6:14 AM

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LONDON, July 26 British regulator Ofcom on Tuesday said BT's network division should become a legally separate company within the telecoms group, to boost broadband coverage and avoid the need for a full break-up of the company.

Rivals to Britain's biggest telecoms groups had lobbied hard to persuade Ofcom that competition would be best served by completely separating BT's Openreach network of connections to homes and offices from the rest of the BT group.

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