Call termination (was Re: [LINK] Phone bill shock)
Wed, 14 Jun 2000 11:15:33 +1000
Adam Todd wrote:
> >done. I would not go so far as to say that you are a Telstra mole - I
> >wouldn't attribute that level of organisation to them - but you are
> >captive to their agenda.
> Paul you are kidding. I'm sorry but you eluded to the fact you think I'm a
> Telstra Mole and left that wide open for everyone to read and make their
> own choice. That was foolish, if you didn't want it said, don't say it.
> As to my agenda, well I've spoken to you in private about options and
> opportunities and you're not rally interested. I've just explained in
> brief the potential for ISPs to blitz Telstra and any other carrier using
> carrier resources and not requiring carrier licences.
Since you mention it, yes, we did exchange some emails in April on the
subject. You put forward ideas like the BC being launched as a "National
ISP", with all customers and acounts owned by the BC company, and using
it to launch a takeover bid for Telstra itself!!! I think any neutral
observer would agree that those sort of goals are unrealistic, to put it
kindly. If you want to consolidate ISPs under a single structure, act
like a real entrepreneur and throw VC money at them like Pacific
Internet, Asia Online and Austar are doing.
This touches on another problematic concept: "to blitz Telstra and any
other carrier using carrier resources and not requiring carrier
licences". Adam, this argument is more deserving of the "brain dead and
very stupid" line which you threw at the rest of the industry. How do
you think you are going to convince the carriers to give you call
termination revenue if you're not even trying to look as if you are
investing in infrastructure? Do you think the ACCC will wave its magic
wand and shower you with gifts? You obviously haven't been following the
arguments put by the real participants in this area, because you're
proving Telstra's complaint that regulation will stifle investment in
infrastructure. No, if you want free money, you're not going to find it
> I now ten people who will be in the Federal Court standing up for the ISPs
> of Australia at their OWN expense (and mine).
> Paul will you be there? Will you help change the TIO mess into something
> that actually works and meets the requirements of all the laws, rather than
> vitiating some laws that are common to all the "Members" ??
I won't be there, because my organisation is not involved - better to
ask Peter Coroneous, he's the man you want. AusBONE is not a
representative body for ISPs, except on the peering issue. I will wish
you good luck, however, along with Mark R and Ross W.
Paul Montgomery, CEO @ AusBONE, the ISP peering co-operative.
Land: not yet Mobile: 0410 622 589 mailto:email@example.com