[VoiceOps] Future of the Traditional PSTN vs VOIP and VoLTE
Jay R. Ashworth
jra at baylink.com
Mon Dec 7 14:36:24 EST 2015
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> From: "Mike Ray, MBA, CNE, CTE" <mike at astrocompanies.com>
> I think you may have missed the main point of the ILEC proposals to “modernize”.
> They still propose, post-“modernization”, to force CLECs to interconnect with
> TDM facilities and SS7 at each tandem as they have to today. That’s a huge
> revenue stream and they’re not going to willingly give that up. Their
> “modernization” proposal is simply “We want to get rid of all UNEs” in
> disguise. It’s totally anti-competitive. AT&T simply wants to take that wire
> that’s in the ground today that must be made available for UNEs and divest that
> wire to one of its subsidiaries which is not an ILEC. They will use that
> existing copper to provide both legacy and next-gen services but since it is no
> longer owned by the ILEC it’s no longer subject to being used for UNEs by
> CLECs. Viola! Network modernized! The old monopoly is new again and they
> didn’t even have to invest in new infrastructure.
Roughly akin to what they were trying to do after Sandy in NY, shifting
customers from regulated copper to unreg subsidiary (read: FiOS) fiber, IIRC.
Luckily, a statistically significant number of customers told them to fold it
until it was all sharp corners, and shove it SO FAR UP their... er, what now?
Jay R. Ashworth Baylink jra at baylink.com
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