The analysis of Appendix 1 shows that the degree of availability objective has been generally met. However, backhaul lines, even when fault repair times have been complied with, fail to comply with the degree of availability objective and thus require a specific intervention.
This intervention will not take place directly at the level of quality of service, but through the analysis of the possibility of imposing access (collocation) to submarine cable stations (SCS), so as to give OSP the possibility of setting up themselves backhaul lines between landing points and their installations and even of providing wholesale backhaul offers, without being dependant on PTC’s network (except for space in CSC and services associated to collocation).
Anyway, the possibility of imposing collocation in SCS must be weighted regardless of the issue of the backhaul quality of service, given that it is a measure that promotes the reduction of costs with third parties incurred by the OSP and, at the same time, promotes competition in this specific segment.
This possibility is analysed in section 2.5.
Nonetheless, ICP-ANACOM will maintain an analysis of the compliance with the degree of availability objective, and may significantly increase the amount of compensation in case it finds that this indicator fails to show a positive evolution.