LONDON Dec 20 BT Group PLC must repay
its corporate customers after overcharging for ethernet
services, the British market regulator Ofcom said on Friday.
The British telecoms operator faces a total 94.823 million
pounds ($154.19 million) refund to communications providers
BSkyB, Talk Talk, Virgin Media,
Verizon UK and Cable & Wireless.
Ofcom received the first complaint that charges levied by BT
for high-speed data services were "not cost orientated" in 2010,
and continued receiving related claims before issuing its final
determination on the dispute on Dec. 20 2012.
BT, which said in November its second quarter revenues had
been hit by a triple whammy of recession, regulation and rain,
can appeal the decision over the next two months.