6/17/2009 12:58:00 PM
Operators respond to the Government's Digital Britain report
Orange CEO Tom Alexander (pictured) has called for fair regulation on Next Generation Access and added that ‘BT must not be allowed wholesale pricing freedom’.
Meanwhile, 3 revealed concerns over the 50p levy imposed on the public for the extension of fixed line. The operator said it was willing to commit to investing £300m as long as there was sustained ‘infrastructure competition to the benefit of the UK consumer’.
Orange said it was concerned that O2 and Vodafone will have a ‘critical competitive advantage’ if allowed to re-use their 900MHz spectrum before the 800MHz is available to other networks.
O2 said it ‘looked forward to further discussions with the Government and Ofcom’. Meanwhile, Vodafone said it would ‘continue to have talks with the Government’.
T-Mobile was not available for comment.