freitasm: And then what? In ten years time one government privatises it, and companies start complaining that it's a monopoly, etc? Telecom Corporation - > Telecom Limited all over again?
Thats a good point. But if it is a wholesale only company, service provide only that may not be a major issue, whats the competition for, the provider gives the product for others to compete with.
Govts are always the flaw in every idea, they could carve it up etc. Maybe it could only be provided by a publicly traded company, problem there is it can still be sold and carved up.
No easy answer, i guess there is an opportunity to provide this but how is the question and is the will there. Maybe the outer network option is an option..