Sunday, 17 January 2010 2:17 PM

Bemobile to Negotiate use of Telekom Infrastructure

Just been hearing that Bemobile wish to negotiate with Our Telekom for the use of the latters infrastructure. Is Bemobile serious!? They must be kidding themselves.

I as a customer wish to see Bemobile enter the Solomon Islands telecommunication market and compete with the incumbent. Competition between the two providers should be in all facets of the industry. This also includes in areas such as infrastructure.

I believe the cost of infrastructure plays a part in the rate they will offer customers therefore through competition they will ensure their operation is cost efficient. In the long-term, the customers will benefit.

Bemobile, we expect you to compete in the Solomon Islands' telecommunication market. Therefore start putting in place your own infrastrucure and refrain from being a parasite.

I can only see danger lurking for pricing when such entities operating in a small market start colluding from the outset.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this letter/article are those of Charlie Kieu and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Solomon Times Online.

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