Ofcom has announced the long-awaited conclusion of its Strategic Review of Digital Communications; in particular its review of BT’s relationship with Openreach and whether the infrastructure arm should be spun off from the telecoms giant. While Ofcom has fallen short of forcing BT and Openreach to separate, the watchdog has called for better governance within Openreach and closer collaboration with other telecoms providers to improve service levels.

The question is whether this is the solution the UK telecoms industry has been waiting for.

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