Ofcom’s New Strategic Review: Lessons from the last ten years

As Ofcom launches its new strategic review Hexagon considers the key lessons from the first review held ten years ago.

Ten years after its first strategic review of telecommunications, Ofcom, the UK communications sector regulator, has announced the terms of reference for a new “Strategic Review of Digital Communications”. In this edition of Hexagon, SPC Network considers what lessons can be taken from the last review and applied to the new one.

  • Lesson 1: Focus on a few key problems and design specific solutions… but don’t expect them to solve everything.
  • Lesson 2: Identify the location of any competition problem … which may have moved since 2005.
  • Lesson 3: Working with, rather than against, the SMP operator is likely to be more efficient.