CityFibre announces that it has submitted a Competition Act complaint to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and Ofcom against BT Openreach.
The complaint details how BT Openreach is undertaking an aggressive strategy to foreclose infrastructure competition in the UK fibre broadband market. This strategy exploits the dependency of its wholesale internet service provider customers (ISPs), deterring them from placing orders with alternative fibre providers, even though these providers offer faster, more reliable, and cheaper wholesale services.
The Competition Act 1998 was designed to prevent abusive monopolistic behaviour. BT Openreach’s strategy, set out in the complaint, risks causing irreversible harm to network competition in the UK.