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Policy makers agreed to come forth with a revised date plan to issue external gateway licences, decided at a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday. rnrn
Telecom operators on January 24, united to lobby against the draft External Gateway Operator (EGO) licence citing shortcomings including the lack of access tariffs. rn

rnA lack of an interconnection framework also would obstruct an equal access regime, operators said, another shortcoming in the draft licence. rn

rnRegulatory officials insisted that the final report on the interconnection report would be released Friday. rn

rnThe interconnection framework will allow operators to access the viability of opening up their networks and their customer base to competition.rn

rnOperators also requested for a 14 day extension to the date set to issue the EGO licences, to iron out their concerns. rnrn

Regulators say they are committed to the existing time frame, but would consider flexing the dates to accommodate operator concerns. rn

rnThe draft EGO lice