Isn?t it also wonderful ISP's are going to offer these great speeds that Telecom wont or couldn't do and even better they only need to have space at an exchange, they don?t need anything else from Telecom... Oh and they are investing heavily in these new technologies, millions even!
hmmmmm, lets think about this for a minute........
How is possible it possible for Orcon to deliver it's new service to homes with out some one having to pay for the local loop, develop and maintain it invest in infrastructure?
How is it Orcon have a business with out investing in a real wires in the ground network?
And what the hell are Vodafone doing??? "The future is wireless, no desk phone" that?s what they told us a few years back.
The answer is Telecom had no choice to share its network with leech companies that have been able to cherry pick and make money from low hanging fruit consumers. Orcon and Vodafone are prime examples and they are particularly damming of Telecom, yet in Orcoms case they would have no business were it not for Telecoms forced regulation from the past 10 years.
As for Vodafone, they want ULL and?moan publically?so often about how Telecom?has slowed broadband development down and don?t offer fair access to their network, yet?when the shoe is on the other foot they?probably?will never consider a roaming agreement on their Mobile network with Telecom and how about the Telstra VMO deal that feel through.?
To say that the exchange is only for housing the equipment is?insane, some one had to pay for the cooper to be installed and maintained, plus the network that goes behind that that gets these fantastic new services to customers. This investment is in the $100?s of millions, not millions that Orcom are touting.
I am all for enhancing services and competition, this is so important for growth,?we need much better speed and quality of service but no one is investing in?a total network and?the hype and B/S that is being put out their is crazy.??When a business comes along and does something on their own and creates it from ground up, I will respect them for their willingness to compete and not to leech! Telstra is one, they built a real network! But I wonder why they don?t need to open their network up??So that?s my vent, I dare say no one will agree with me but that?s ok?