Scotland could fall four years behind in the knowledge economy as BT unbundles its local loop and cherry picks profitable urban services, warned the Telecommunications Managers' Association (TMA) this week.
The TMA told the Scottish parliament on Monday that market forces alone will fail to deliver the technical infrastructure needed by Scottish communities. As a result, it said, Scotland will be relegated to second-class status, lose inward investment, especially from call centre and Internet related industries, and Scottish SMEs will lose competitive edge.
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