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Pressure on BT over Earth Lease Plan
Friday 03 August 2001 08:48:00 by Andrew Ferguson

Today's Guardian Finance section reports that pressure is building on BT to re-enter negotiations with Earth Lease after they had met with Oftel to outline it's plan to buy BT's local loop.

Earth Lease has apparently received indications of support from some of BT's largest customers who use the local loop to provide Video on Demand.

A report from Oftel on the state of the industry and any anti-competitive behaviour is due at the end of the year - apparently analysts believe this appears to show that Oftel are taking a more rigorous approach to telecoms competition.

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