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Broadband Proliferation

Broadband Proliferation

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Broadband Proliferation

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  1. Broadband Proliferation PTA Hearing Presentation by ISPAK 12 July 2007

  2. Critical Issues • PTCL’s DSL Services • Anti-Competitive Clauses of PTCL-DSL Agreements • Un-bundling of OFAN • Local Loop Sharing Charges • DSL Provisioning SOPs • Inter-Exchange charging by PTCL in Karachi

  3. PTCL’s DSL Services • PTCL has reduced its bandwidth prices – appreciable step • PTCL has committed to withdraw promos after 3 months • ISPAK therefore don’t want to pursue further against PTCL’s own DSL services

  4. Anti-Competitive Clauses of PTCL-DSL Agreements • ISPs are restricted to procure IP bandwidth and leased lines for DSL from PTCL only • No third party interconnects are allowed in PTCL colocations • VPNs and video conferencing services are not permitted • Clear abuse of SMP status • Clear infringements of licensed rights of ISPs as well as private LDIs. • Discriminatory and restrictive clauses need to be removed.

  5. Un-bundling of OFAN • PTCL has 0.3 m OFAN lines mostly in commercial areas of major cities • ISPs don’t have access to this network • Customers have no choice but to go for PTCL’s DSL services – unfair advantage • PTCL should provide OFAN DSLAM ports to ISPs using ATM PVCs and backhauling to exchange on E1s. • Monthly rental should not exceed Rs. 217 per customer per month inclusive of loop charges and DSLAM port

  6. Local Loop Sharing Charges • PTCL argued to PTA that it wasn’t providing its own DSL services, hence not over recovering the cost (Determination of 6 March 07). • PTCL was charging ~Rs. 50 under O&M Agreements • Rs. 150 is ~15% of gross revenue • These charges need to be reduced to 5% of revenue, i.e., Rs. 50 • Or PTCL should sign SLA with ISPs for 99.5% uptime of copper loop

  7. DSL Provisioning SOPs • PTCL’s own DSL service provisioning is very quick – phone and web orders accepted. • ISPs go through lengthy cycle of 6-7 days, advice notes, jumpering slips, etc. • PTCL’s own SOPs for DSL provisioning need to be adopted for ISPs

  8. Inter-Exchange charging by PTCL in Karachi • PTCL’s charges full ring distance for local inter-exchange leased lines in Karachi. • This practice needs to be abolished and made on crow flying distance.