I have no faith in ICASA getting this right under any act. They are not on the side of the people, they protect the telecommunications industry and its cartel players.Do MyBroadband users view ICASA’s approach to LLU using Chapter 8 of the ECA and the Facilities Leasing Regulations as the right way to go about unbundling the loop?
Without a doubt.Do you think LLU will help increase the broadband penetration in SA?
If it does cost more its just Telkom abusing the system to try retain some of its profits. There is absolutely no reason for it to increase in price.Are you aware that NDSL may cost more? It could be argued that if you wanted NDSL, take your voice price, plus your ADSL price, and there you go, that’s the price of Naked DSL. Have the MyBroadband users considered this? That NDSL might actually cost more.
I dont understand the question.MyBroadband end-users are very interested in Full LLU, but they’re consumers, not network builders. [ICASA] didn’t know that consumers cared about how they got their services, just that they cared about the quality of the service and that they enjoyed their service. So from an end-user’s perspective, is there a difference between bitstream and full loop unbundling? Because they’re different, from a network topology and access point of view, but not necessarily different from an end-user’s perspective if the end-user gets an SLA that they’re happy with. So how did your end-users justify bitstream to full loop unbundling?
It doesnt, but it nails the competition.Why would the end user worry about predatory pricing? It’s when the monopoly charges a price below cost. How does this negatively impact the end-user?
None, do your job ICASA and get wired LLU done first. This is more important and should have being done over a decade ago.Did the forum members have any opinion regarding whether LLU should include the wireless local loop as well?
I support LLU on any fixed line where its not an open market.The open access approach in chapter 8 that [ICASA] is talking about may also include new investment fibre networks. What would the MyBroadband forum users’ views be on the open-access regime to new investment?