LONDON Nov 29 BT said it would continue
to work with UK telecoms regulator Ofcom to find an agreed
solution for its networks division Openreach, after the
regulator said it would go to the European Commission to try to
force a legal separation.
Ofcom, which put forward its plan for a legally separate
Openreach in July, said on Tuesday BT had not done enough to
address its competition concerns and it would seek redress
through European channels, but remained open to further
proposals from BT.
Former state monopoly BT said in response that it would
continue to work with Ofcom to agree a deal.
"We will continue to work with Ofcom to reach a voluntary
settlement," BT said in a statement.
"We are in discussions with Ofcom on two outstanding issues,
the reporting line of the Openreach CEO and the form of legal
(Reporting by Sarah Young, Editing by Paul Sandle)