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User Rank: Moderator
11/28/2015 | 5:22:59 AM
Re: Additional Regulated Service
In the US, telecommunications companies have been forced to upgrade networks to both Fiber and HFC networks to create redundant networks which meet consumer demand and incentivize competition.  

The issue is, and has always been that twisted pair copper doesn't scale, and will always have a fixed bandwidth of 300-350Mhz.  Regulators are making a mistake in saying a "virtual" service is the same as a physical one.  Who owns the meter..? 

As a former Government-owned monopoly, and part of the Germany's post office, Deutsche telekom will always have built-in bureacracy. 

Deutsche Telekom is only going to do what the law says it SHOULD do, and not what it COULD do from a service perspective. 

For example, to maintain a wireless license in the US, the letter of the law states that wireless providers are only required to provide coverage to 70% of the licensed service area.  This FCC requirement leaves up to 30% of the area to be un-covered, but still covered on the map.  As another example, Deutsche Telekom's US division was found guilty in issues of labor.  The company required female employees to sign gag orders when they have become victims of sexual harassment.  Deutsche Telekom has ignore requests of its employees, along with 20 elected members of congress, and also the orders in the Court (NLRB) Ruling where Deutsche Telekom was found guilty of 11 counts.  (only appealed two).   What kind of service would you expect from a company that operates this way..?

Not only should this be questioned; but DT's attempt to acquire British Telecom is also now very suspect.  The technology is designed in a way that prevents choice, competition, and requires goverment to pick companies to become monopolies.
User Rank: Blogger
11/24/2015 | 3:06:46 PM
Re: Additional Regulated Service
Yes, I've been getting a bit more information from Deutsche Telekom and it appears to be a VULA service they are unhappy about.
User Rank: Light Beer
11/24/2015 | 2:34:58 PM
Additional Regulated Service
Can you elaborate on what the additional regulated service they are being required to provide actually is? Some form of Layer 1 unbundling? Some form of Bitstream Layer 2 (centrally aggregated or a VULA type service off the back of the DSLAM)?

User Rank: Light Sabre
11/24/2015 | 2:04:02 PM
Re: Posturing?
Of course.  Every regulatory constraint on incumbent last mile access generates a variant of the same response: "If you regulate us like that, we may not invest any more in broadband upgrades, and all the poor consumers will lose."  It's automatic.
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User Rank: Blogger
11/24/2015 | 12:31:10 PM
Is this just posturing on DT's part??

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