Ofcom confirms BT break-up review, again whilst reading The Register, this article makes very interesting reading. BT is aggressively moving into the outsourcing space traditionally dominated by people like IBM, EDS and CSC. BT also has a monopoly on the local loop. Nearly ever single WAN installed requires the final mile being installed by BT.
BT is in a great position to compete in the national WAN market place as it owns the largest network and the last mile. Being able to stitch together your outsourced sites using your own network makes you very competitive. Let’s see how competitive they become if ofcom splits them up.
BT’s loosing business in the home market, everybody that had a second line put in from dial-up internet access is having it ripped out as ADSL only requires one line and hence one line rental.