Friday, February 06, 2009

Open access: If you can't beat them, join them

Paul Budde has the 'official' news: Sol Trujillo is out at Telstra. Another big win for the open access movement - hopefully (it remains to be seen who will replace him).
Paul rightfully refers to KPN's open access strategy, but let's not forget that it was not just NGN thinking that forced it upon them. KPN must have felt pressured by the loss of fixed lines (down 50% to 2.5m in just 3 years), heavy competition from cablecos (who have near 100% coverage), and last but not least: Reggefiber's stealth advance in the markt. In FTTH towns such as Nuenen, cable and KPN are almost extinct.

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