EQT – Opening up Ethernet opportunities at the click of a button

Posted on Jul 24 2018 by Emma Fisher | Comments Off on EQT – Opening up Ethernet opportunities at the click of a button
Emma Fisher

Emma Fisher, Sales Support Manager

To win new business in the UK’s fast moving connectivity market it’s crucial resellers have quick and easy access to information on the price and availability of cutting edge Ethernet products.

Working together with our partners Entanet has developed a comprehensive Ethernet Quoting Tool (EQT) to do just that and a number of recent exciting enhancements have been added to put even more power in the hands of the reseller:

1. API

A key development has been the creation of an API where our partners can integrate their own quoting systems with our EQT making the whole process of quoting and provisioning our services for the customer even more seamless.

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Openreach bins Dark Fibre Access product

Posted on Aug 16 2017 by Paul Heritage-Redpath | Comments Off on Openreach bins Dark Fibre Access product

It’ll come as no surprise to many, but a ruling yesterday by the Office of the Telecoms Adjudicator means you won’t be able to buy access to Openreach’s Dark Fibre for the foreseeable future. This is the latest twist in a long running saga that started with Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review last year and which hit a major stumbling block last month when the Competition Appeals Tribunal ruled in favour of BT, stating that “Ofcom made a string of errors when it drew up the rules for a new market in dark fibre”. Under Ofcom’s directive, Openreach were due to launch their Dark Fibre Access (DFA) product this October, with pricing and terms published by the end of September, but this of course won’t happen now.

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Apprentice View: Ofcom red-faced by dark fibre ruling

Posted on Aug 02 2017 by Dan Saxon | Comments Off on Apprentice View: Ofcom red-faced by dark fibre ruling
Categories : Dark Fibre, Network, Regulation
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Dan Saxon Customer Service Apprentice

All of our Apprentices get the opportunity to experience a variety of roles within Entanet as part of our training and development programme. We’ve recently welcomed Dan Saxon, a Customer Service Apprentice, for work experience within our marketing team. Dan chose to write about the recent ruling on Openreach’s Dark Fibre Access. Read on for his view.

The Competition Appeals Tribunal (CAT) ruled last week on Openreach’s appeal against opening its dark fibre assets to competitors which, if you recall, was one of the outcomes of Ofcom’s Business Connectivity Market Review last year. Ofcom took a close look at the leased lines market out of concern for a lack of competition, which it said had been brought about by Openreach making it operationally difficult and economically unsound for competitors to make use of existing dark fibre. Had the ruling not been appealed, Openreach would have been forced to provide access to dark fibre by October this year. Instead, the determination by CAT that “Ofcom made a string of errors when it drew up the rules for a new market in dark fibre” effectively extinguishes any chance of that happening. But is this necessarily a bad thing? Openreach has been reticent to open up its dark fibre purely on commercial grounds for some time, giving alternative infrastructure providers the opportunity to increase their presence and reputation for being everything that Openreach is not. There’s a good chance then that this decision will work in the favour of these alt-nets once again.

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