UK fibre M&A ‘easy’ (compared to challenges of compatibility, integration, compliance)

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Challenger leaders at INCA gathering call out lack of industry standards as key obstacle to more M&A. Integration and migration are costly and complex, making compatibility a consideration for prospective buyers. Compliance also increasingly important in valuations. More positive is XGS-PON embrace, deemed a “damn fine standard for a starting place”, but beware legacy tech. Learn more…

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  • Organisations: BT Group; Carphone Warehouse; CityFibre; FibreNation; Freedom Fibre; INCA; Lit Fibre; nexfibre; Openreach; TalkTalk; Virgin Media O2; VX UK.
  • Geographic: UK.
  • People: Domhnall Dods; James Blessing; Neil McArthur; Trevor Linney.
  • Themes: Altnets; Capital allocation; Capital efficiency; Compliance; Consolidation; Data management; Fibre networks; FTTC/FTTP; Geographic compatibility; GPON; IT integration; Legacy equipment; M&A; Network architecture; OSS/BSS; PIA; Regulatory approach; Telecommunications Security Act (TSA); Standardisation; Technical compatibility; XGS-PON.
  • Events: INCA: The Road to Consolidation.

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