Ofcom publish report on shared duct access
Ofcom have released a report today written by Analysys Mason which looks into operational aspects of implementing a duct and pole sharing service. BT committed to opening its network of ducts used for telecommunications cables to rival operators earlier this year after the Conservative party pledged that they would force BT to do this, and BT have called for other operators to do the same. Ofcom have included the report as a contribution toward the Wholesale Line Access consultation which closes on the 1st June.
The detail of the report looks at case studies from duct sharing agreements used in France, Portugal, Spain and the US, and draws upon these to make recommendations of how the system should be implemented here in the UK.