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hvem viser ol watch There are mixed feelings in the industry about the unbundling of the local loop that is on the cards in South Africa, which would allow other market players to provide broadband services to their customers over Telkom’s last mile copper wire infrastructure through its exchanges.

toile sur cadre de film Rufus Andrew, MD of Nokia Siemens Networks SA, says the value of unbundling has been compromised by the delay in doing so. “If it had been done five years ago, the value would have been much greater.” martin luthers teser In the interim, new options have become available, including the much higher speeds being delivered by the mobile networks. “The delay in unbundling has encouraged other players in the market to invest in alternatives that they are unlikely to just give up to jump on the local loop,” says Andrew. hatt til bunad He says there is also a question mark over future development of the local loop infrastructure once the incumbent is forced to share it. “Surely it makes more business sense for it to invest in infrastructure over which it has exclusivity.”

brad pitt and gwyneth paltrow visit Dawie de Wet, CEO of Q-Kon, says the unbundling of the local loop will not help much, because much of it is made up of old copper lines. In addition, as with any terrestrial network the local loop is prone to congestion problems.

laura bellariva sort skinn stress “A lot of service providers will attempt to provide services over the local loop, but few will be successful,” says de Wet. He says whatever happens the unbundling process needs to be synchronised with the allocation of spectrum licenses and the sorting out of ECNS licenses, which allow service providers to build their own infrastructure. daniel wellington guld ur There has been a freeze on ECNS licenses since 2009, and if a service provider does not have one it is difficult to get one. “The only way to get one is to buy a service provider that already has one,” says de Wet. fläschchen des siebten daemons Martin Ferreira, executive head of technical and operations at Jasco ICT Solutions says Telkom has said it will fight local loop unbundling and the regulator Icasa is dragging its heels on the matter. However, the fact that Icasa and government representatives are inviting comment from the industry and asking for help on issues like this is encouraging.

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paard cartoon eten “In our view it should extend from the Telkom exchange’s main distribution frame to the customer.” If the local loop is not unbundled it will be difficult to provide cheaper services, says Ferreira. training mindfulness den haag Kallie Carlsen, technical director at Maxwell Technology says If the local loop is unbundled it will allow small operators in outlying areas to provide services like ADSL directly to their customers. “In doing this, they could create jobs, as well as providing access.”
If a large number of service providers were allowed to do this it would help to alleviate bottlenecks over the last mile.

kaya kosmetik bremen Ian Isenberg, business development manager at Internet Solutions, says today, almost every office building in SA has a Telkom connection, but few have common ducting that can shared by multiple service providers. “Even among the builders of the new smart buildings only a few are starting to look at this.”

haribo slik poser 400g This means each service provider has to apply to the municipality to dig up pavements and get the landlords’ permission to install ducting into their buildings. “Service providers like Internet Solutions want to be able to use Telkom’s ducting into buildings to lay our fibre or a third party’s fibre in it,” he says.

haus havelblick stellenangebote This would not involve using any of Telkom’s infrastructure, but just its last mile conduit into buildings and office parks, says Isenberg.

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