Daniel Staub, head of Swisscom Wholesale, has revealed that the introduction of local loop unbundling (LLU) last April has hardly had any effect: only 1,400 lines have since been unbundled from the telco’s network. LLU is a highly contentious issue in the central European state. Swisscom claims it has been doing everything it can to make the process as fair as possible, while the alternative operators – notably TDC-owned Sunrise Communications – have repeatedly lambasted the state-owned telco for false promises and high prices. Regulator ComCom is currently deliberating a number of LLU-related issues, ranging from price charged to whether it should force Swisscom to open up its fibre/VDSL network as well as its copper infrastructure.
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