09-23-2009, 04:09 AM
| | Re: What costs more to the telco to provide - local landline or any mobile calls?
> A number of years ago the ACCC (or whatever form it was in at the
> time) declared that Telstra/Telecom (I forget which) was overcharging
> on STD calls when it determined that the cost of an STD call to the
> company was significantly less than what it was charging customers.
Thats always been mindlessly superficial when it costs the telco
nothing to make an extra call, not even a tiny bit more electricity etc.
> Nothing happened about it, of course.
We did however see a big drop in the cost of STD calls with competition.
> When mobile phone services were introduced all calls were timed and at
> significantly higher rates than what landline based long distance
> calls were made at.
Hardly suprising given that someone has to pay for the mobile infrastructure.
> These days the gap between mobile and LD calls has increased a fair bit.
Thats is a bare faced lie.
> The question that I'm asking is, what does it cost Telstra to set up,
> operate and maintain the cellular network and compared to what it
> costs for the landline network?
None of them break that out explicitly.
You cant even just consider the operations like Voda that only have mobile services.
> Same for the transmission of data services, too, which as we're aware of, the
> costs of which are astronomical, particularly compared to a basic DSL service?
That last is a bare faced pig ignorant lie.