This paper looks at the access options and challenges facing the new operators in an increasingly liberalised telecommunications market. It considers the opportunities and risks associated with moving from a predominantly leased-line approach to one where a combination of owned and indirect access is also used. The business structures that can be used to create a new operator are considered, together with a high level view of the technology options they have. The fundamentals of implementing a network are also discussed.
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Searle, R.P., Cook, A.R.J. & Spirit, D.M. The Global Access Challenge. BT Technology Journal 16, 122–130 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1009651915383
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