BT has walked out of industry talks that are supposed to lead to greater competition for the provision of local loop unbundling (LLU) broadband operators in Ireland. The talks between the industry and Irish incumbent Eircom have been going on for two years and include, among other things, the creation of an automated system to help switch customers quickly and easily between different providers.
But on Tuesday, BT “spat the dummy,” as they say in Ireland, turning away from the talks. Frustrated by the lack of progress, BT said that Eircom’s position on LLU would “jeopardise industry investment and impact on Ireland’s competitiveness”.
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