nexfibre calls for more industry protection

Tue, 25/06/2024 - 15:57

nexfibre has made recommendations to protect the UK fibre market ahead of the Telecoms Access Review after publishing a report arguing that the progress made by the sector is fragile.

This report advocates a stable regulatory environment which continues to attract investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure.

It also calls for a regulatory framework which ensures a ‘consistent and equitable playing field’ for all operators.

nexfibre states that regulators and policymakers must restrain anti-competitive behaviour from the incumbent to create a market characterised by sustainable competition rather than fragmented sub-scale operators.

Rajiv Datta, CEO of nexfibre, said: “As we have set out today, the market faces a series of challenges. Some of these have been driven by a historic lack of investment and others have been the result of external factors. 

“All of them can be overcome if we create a dynamic market environment conducive to competition and progress.”