On 15 November 2007, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) published for consultation its market review notification in relation to the wholesale broadband access markets. Ofcom is consulting on its proposed market definitions, assessment of significant market power (SMP) and remedies. Ofcom is proposing to find that no operator has SMP in a market comprising areas where there are four or more current operators and those where there are forecast to be four or more operators and the exchange serves 10,000 or more premises. Ofcom considers that such a market is now effectively competitive. Accordingly, Ofcom intends to remove the SMP regulation currently imposed on BT in that market after a 12 month transition period. However, it intends to maintain its conclusion that BT and Kingston Communications respectively have SMP in the other, less competitive, sub-national markets identified

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