Ofcom fined BT £42m for serious breach of rules

Posted on:27 Mar 2017 15:50:53
Ofcom fined BT £42m for serious breach of rules
27 March 2017 Current Affairs: Telecom giant BT (British Telecoms) has been fined a record £42 million by watchdog Ofcom over a 'serious breach' of rules.

An investigation found BT did not pay out adequate compensation to rival telecom companies after failing to deliver Ethernet high-speed services in time.

The fine is believed to be the largest ever penalty imposed by the regulator.

Ofcom rules state that BT has to set-up Ethernet services to its wholesale customers - providers such as Vodafone and TalkTalk - and make compensation payments for late delivery.

Compensation will now have to be paid to affected providers within 12 months, Ofcom said.

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