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Comment: CityFibre’s UK appeal defeat has hard lessons for ‘alt-nets’ and antitrust litigants more widely

By Simon Zekaria
  • 04 Aug 2022 15:00
  • 04 Aug 2022 15:00
CityFibre’s court challenge against a landmark decision by UK telecom sector regulator Ofcom over fiber-network pricing was always going to be a must-watch for the industry.
It pitched one of the UK’s biggest "alternative" providers of full-fiber broadband networks for businesses and homes against a watchdog that holds the reins of the

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Simon Zekaria

Senior Correspondent

Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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