Thu, 05 Nov 1998 11:23:15 +1000
I have it on good authority that Telstra are going to start charging 8c/MB
for uplink traffic (ie. data sent by customers). Is this true?
If so, then I say it's curtains for the Clever Country.
Yes, I also have this. And I think thats a bit Hyperbolic Ben.
Telstra are making people face up to a particular reality. You cannot set
up a link to Telstra, then commission a satellite feed inbound, and use Telstra
for the back-channel and avoid paying for your traffic/bandwidth costs.
Also, you might have noticed that Peering between carriers means Telstra has
to be aware of both directions of dataflow, and if it "disinsentivises" the
outbound path too much, its going to loose in another income stream.
MCI mooted this about a year ago within the US framework. Its not invented here
you know. NZ has had this requirement for some time on their International link
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