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Is functional separation BT-style the answer?

Whalley, J.L. and Curwen, P.J. (2008) Is functional separation BT-style the answer? Communications and Strategies, 71 (3rd Qu). pp. 145-165. ISSN 1157-8637

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Abstract

This paper focuses on functional separation. After recounting the circumstances that culminated in the imposition of functional separation within the UK, the paper highlights the difficulties that have been encountered subsequent to the creation of Openreach. Functional separation developments outside the UK are then described and doubts raised as to whether the Openreach model is appropriate for other markets.