[LINK] ADSL to reign in Australia
Mon, 30 Oct 2000 12:54:27 +1100 (EST)
Don't bother reading this article - it's clearly a Yankee perspective
generalised to Australia - but the generalisation fails! Note:
# "..despite the initial take-up of broadband cable services by businesses
across the country, ADSL will eventually win over cable in time"
Not the true picture in Oz, only Optus installed their cable tv network
(partially) past busineses in the first place whereas Telstra stuck to
residential areas, so clearly ADSL has a better chance of attracting
# "The issue in most regions, including Australia, is that we'll see cable
more widely available initially because of the aggressive rollout by cable
There is NO aggressive rollout of cable any longer in Oz - for better or worse.
# "The weak link in ADSL is that copper is already strung up, and due to
weather conditions and various forms of damage over time, it's crucial for
best practice that they are re-qualified"
Not that much copper is strung up (ie. aerial) in Oz versus the US.
Enough said. Clearly ZDNet News doesn't understand the relevance of the
press releases that come across their desks.
At 12:10 PM 30/10/00 +1100, you wrote:
>ADSL to reign in Australia
>In amongst all the broadband hype, one senior Gartner analyst has
>tippedADSL as the winning broadband technology to be taken up in
>majorpopulation centres around Australia by the year 2003.
>phone +61 2 6241 7659
>On Aboriginal Policy
>"And if governments will not act, then this is a matter on which
>people must act to secure a government that will.The dignity and
>self esteem of Australia at some point will demand it."
>Malcolm Fraser 24 Aug 2000