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Former BT CEO joins Ofcom Board

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Former BT CEO joins Ofcom Board

The Government has appointed Ben Verwaayen to the Ofcom Board. An interesting decision when the future of  Openreach is under debate. During BV's reign BT chose Chinese core network equipment suppliers over incumbent  UK suppliers effectively wiping out the UK telecoms manufacturing industry.  BV is also credited with driving the introduction of Broadband in the UK.
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Re: Former BT CEO joins Ofcom Board

Poacher and Game Keeper are the words that spring to mind!  Wink
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Re: Former BT CEO joins Ofcom Board

Quote from: AlaricAdair
BV is also credited with driving the introduction of Broadband in the UK.

Credited?
I seem to remember BT acting like sharks to get broadband rolled out. BT Anytime dialup became so unusable that someone leaked an internal memo to BBC watchdog showing they were doing it deliberately to get users to take broadband at much higher prices.
Having someone who has overseen BTs awful customer attitudes now working at Ofcom only means one thing: bad news for customers.
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