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By Paul Noumba Um, Laurent Gille, Lucile Simon, Christophe Rudelle

This guidebook and its linked CD-ROM, offer Sub-Saharan Africa-regulators and operators with a valid regulatory software permitting the decision of exact interconnection charges, therefore facilitating the payment of long and dear interconnection disputes among fastened and cellular operators. the price version belongs to the relatives of "Bottom-Up" versions, which calculate interconnection fee incurred by way of an effective operator utilizing the longer term Incremental expense (LRIC) technique. The proposed price version takes under consideration such a lot good points characterizing the improvement level of telecommunications networks in Sub-Saharan Africa (small dimension of fastened community, significance of rural telephony, over the top reliance on microwave expertise, explosive call for for cellular carrier, and susceptible regulatory capacity).

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These values can be modified. The percentage of the total traffic at the peak hour (business hour) is used to size the network’s capacity. 00040), but can be modified. This gives in all 2,513 peak hours per year. 04 percent. The user should note that this variable is extremely sensitive and exerts a direct impact on the sizing of the network. The model proposes five pricing levels: a peak rate, a reduced rate for off-peak hours, a reduced rate for weekend rate, and two other reduced rates to fit with more refined pricing schemes, if needed.

From a pragmatic viewpoint, this comes down to considering the digital technologies available on the shelves today. Consequently, when modeling, we replace old technology with modern “equivalent” technology, which is more efficient and cost-effective. For the transmission system, forward looking implies selecting SDH systems over fiber-optic cables. Although fiber optic is considered to be the most flexible, efficient, and economic technology in regard to the bandwidth unit cost, it is not yet rolled out systematically in Africa.

Some of these exchanges have a transit capacity. • “Pure” transit switches (TSWs),20 which are rare in the African context, but are integrated into the model for the sake of completeness. • ISs or international transit exchange. These exchanges are rarely taken into account in the modeling carried out in industrial countries because the international transit node is not differentiated from national transit21. This is not yet the case in Africa where the international segment is not yet unbundled from the incumbent’s monopoly.

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