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How same issues have been tackled elsewhere. Russell Southwood Balancing Act http: //www.balancingact-africa.com e-mail: [email protected]

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How same issues have been tackled elsewhere

How same issues have been tackled elsewhere

Russell Southwood

Balancing Act

http: //www.balancingact-africa.com

e-mail: [email protected]


“Consultation paper on “Measures to promote competition in International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC) in India”, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, June 2005Source: www.trai.gov.in


The indian context
The Indian context in International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC) in India”, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, June 2005

  • Intro’d competition in international long distance in 2002.

  • International tariffs not come down “to levels witnessed in other countries in Asia reflecting the lack of effective competition in the market.”

  • Landing station controlled by VSNL had become a “bottleneck facility”. Cables financed by club consortia. Others paying charges to VSNL


Representations to the regulator
Representations to the regulator in International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC) in India”, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, June 2005

  • Higher and commercially non-competitive charges for international bandwidth hampering growth of broadband and internet

  • Non-permissability of reselling international bandwidth

  • Complaints from competitor international operators about co-location of equipment

  • BPO and ITES sectors unable to obtain competitive bandwidth


Methods used by regulators
Methods used by regulators in International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC) in India”, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, June 2005

  • Fixing ceiling tariffs with reference to international benchmarks and general trends

  • Permitting reseller market, essentially non-facility based operators

  • Removing barriers for access to cable landing stations

  • Facilitating mutual sharing of landing station infrastructure and international capacity amongst carriers

  • TRAI has fixed ceiling tariff but “tariffs in other countries still appear to be lower”


Examples from elsewhere
Examples from elsewhere in International Private Leased Circuits (IPLC) in India”, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, June 2005

  • In general: “…have forced various obligations on incumbents owning submarine cable system”.

  • Have applied general interconnect agreement/directives. Reference Interconnect Offer

  • Hong Kong: HTKI access and co-location at landing station or virtual co-location

  • France: Need to ensure equal access to international facilities for all operators

  • Canada: Teleglobe under obligation to share monopoly facility in non-discriminatory and fair manner

  • Singapore: To ensure more competition, wholesale intl on “retail-minus” basis with specified discounts


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