C-16/10 The Number Ltd & Conduit Enterprises Ltd v Ofcom & BT

11 May 2011

The CJEU’s recent judgment in this case has found the wholesale obligation and ex ante price regulation imposed by Oftel (Ofcom’s predecessor) upon BT in respect of telecommunications subscriber data held on BT’s Operator Services Information System database was inconsistent with European law, in particular Directives 2002/20/EC, 2002/21/EC and 2002/22/EC, which form part of the package of telecommunications measures adopted by the EU in 2002 which form what is called the Common Regulatory Framework or CRF.