Monopoly to return for next gen

December 4, 2008

There are concerns that when the next generation broadband network eventually rolls out, the return of a monopoly situation is very likely, with BT running the show while other internet service providers have to rent services from them.

These concerns have been aired in a recent research paper, taking into account the views of the main ISPs in the country that included, BT, Cable & Wireless, Colt, Viatel, UK Broadband and Freedom4.

Next generation broadband is one of the most important issues to concern the industry and it seems, according to the report, that the regulator Ofcom is doing almost nothing to prevent this from happening.

The reason for these concerns is simple, next generation broadband will completely change the market place because there can be only one infrastructure and whoever owns this can effectively dominate the industry.


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