On 5 July 2012, Ofcom published proposals for new charge
controls for leased lines services in which BT was found to
have significant market power (SMP) in Ofcom’s business
connectivity market review (BCMR) of June 2012. Ofcom
proposes a three-year RPI-X type control with a number of
sub-caps on certain services. Where competition is more
established (in the Western, Eastern and Central London
Area), Ofcom proposes a safeguard cap. Ofcom has invited
comments on its proposals by 30 August 2012.
DotEcon is assisting a telecommunications provider in respect
of its response to Ofcom on both the BCMR review and the
leased lines charge control.