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Nominated as the longest single sentence on myBB ever! :wtf:If ICASA had in 2011 adopted the position that they suggested in their discussion document that the Facilities Leasing Regulations mandate LLU and started proper enforcement and drawing up of registers of facilities Telkom would have moved to getting Bitstream through but ultimately after the MNOs had their song and dance and so forth I think ICASA has moved to try to force Bitstream through and so Telkom is waiting on ICASA rather than risk releasing a product that is re-regulated after release and in the process have the benefit of evading LLU in toto.
In short, in fighting and politics in guavamint prevents LLU to be implemented.Telkom is stalling on LLU generally and it is probably a problem in corporate rather than tech - there are big tech obstacles in building the doctrine of open access into the way networks are built - that will take a long time to work through. Unfortunately Telkom has an official position of seeing the MNOs as the bogey competition monster that it must jealously guard its asset base to fight - rather than seeing itself as a player in a market which is regulated by an ideology that players are both complementary and competitive to each other.