This study is plainly wrong already on many factual observations, and
consequently also conclusions presented therein, and I think it would be
fatal if political decision making would be based on such work.
In particular, the authors have obviously misunderstood fundamental facts
about ENUM, numbering, and how communications services will likely be
rolled out. Based on flawed assumptions, the study fails to make the proper
regulatory recommendations - which should make sure that there is choice of
services and benefit to consumers.
Richard Stastny, chair of the Austrian ENUM Trial Forum, and I as the
vice-chair and interim +43 ENUM registry operator, take issue with this
study, as it is fit to hinder the adoption of ENUM on a large scale. This
is particularly detrimental as Europe currently has a lead in the
technology, which can already be seen by ENUM-enabled products being
introduced on the market.
We will come up with a detailed rebuttal and alternative recommendations,
and I urge you to read this, make up your mind and voice your opinion.
One of us might participate in this meeting to set the record straight - so
let us know your comments.