Information Notice on further consultation on the WHQA market
Launch date:07 April 2017
Modified at:16 July 2021
In August 2016, ComReg published its consultation on its market analysis of the Wholesale High Quality Access (‘WHQA’) markets (‘WHQA Consultation’).
WHQA services, also commonly known as “wholesale leased line” services, play an important role in facilitating the provision of Information and Communications technology (‘ICT’) services to medium and large sized businesses, including multinational
businesses, as well as public sector institutions (e.g. hospitals, Government departments, educational facilities). In this respect, WHQA is a wholesale input into the provision of various retail data connectivity services for businesses, including for use in the provision of internet access, facilitating connectivity between a businesses’ site locations for the purpose of transferring information and/or communications, and data backup/remote storage solutions such as cloud stage/computing. WHQA services are also important network inputs for service providers themselves.