In my previous job working with a GSM operator, there was once a major crisis.
Ours was a fledgling GSM operation for a metro license and we had a well dimensioned point of interconnect with DoT (now BSNL). The problem was that we had only one POI, which was not on account of any lack of Engineering acumen on our part but more on account of a reluctance on DoT’s part to spare capacity from a second POI. In several discussions we were told that they don’t have spare capacity – in those days, we would discuss and come to an agreement and, only after that we would apply for the connectivity. Continue reading