From: chris.higgins at domain horizon.ie
Date: Tue 22 May 2001 - 14:01:41 IST
A quick trawl through the ODTR document gives some interesting dates..
"While the attributes and associated timeframes apply immediately, penalties
payable for non-compliance with the service provisioning and fault clearance
target will only apply to orders placed from the 18th August 2001."
Ok - so nothing will happen to any orders placed before then... and for orders
placed after then the following time scale will probably apply...
(! assuming my reading of the document is correct, and it's not clear to me
when the clock starts on all of the stages listed)
Other Telco identifies where your exchange is, requests details from Eircom
and goes through merry dance (detailed in ODTR document) to get access...
This can take up to 25 days (assuming your other telco returns documents same
day - unlikely)..
At which point, the other telco can submit a full survey/site offer request
eircom respond to in upto 40 days..
- So we're at 65 days (assuming that other telco is on their toes, and eircom
At this point, they have an agreement on accessing your local exchange. Then
comes the request to access that exchange, which seems to take another 10 days
notice to Eircom.
So - it takes 75 days from decision by 'other telco' to enter local exchange
area before they can get their people into the exchange to start work. (again,
assuming that 'other telco' are ready to go at every stage of the process and
Eircom delay to the maximum available to them.)
Then comes the orders for activation of circuits for people. Which seems to be
another 20 days.
So that's 95 days from start of process to Eircom handing the service over to
your telco assuming no glitches and that your telco is ready to roll at every
I'd say that it's pretty unlikely that this will happen smoothly, although
the first 75 days bit seems to happen only once per exchange... at which point
in time it should only be the latter '20 days' for eircom to provision the
Aug 18th + 100 days == 20 weeks of 5 day working weeks
Which is Jan 2002...
Wheeeee... xDSL is now within sight... it *might* happen next year :)
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