British Telecommunications plc v Office of Communications (Sky UK Ltd intervening)

Competition – Competition Appeal Tribunal. The Competition Appeal Tribunal dismissed the appeal by British Telecommunications plc against a decision of the Office of Communications (OFCOM) in 2015 that the retention of a wholesale must-offer obligation (WMO) that it had imposed as a new licence condition on Sky UK Ltd in 2010 was no longer justified and should be removed from Sky's broadcast licences. The tribunal found, among other things, that OFCOM had been justified in deciding to remove the WMO and instead rely on a policy of monitoring behaviour and intervening swiftly should that become necessary.

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