[LINK] 'Parasitic grid' could undermine wireless revenues
Wed, 29 Aug 2001 06:46:38 +1000
I'm assuming you guys are talking about large roll out wireless. Does
anyone have any comment about building LAN wireless in Australia? It's
evidently rolling out in the US quite successfully.
At 07:58 PM 28/08/01 +1000, Adam Todd wrote:
>>Apart from this 'free' Internet access there are some ISPs in the US
>>offering cells of paid Internet access via IEEE802.11b (WiFi). Is the
>>Link Institute aware of anything happening along these lines (either
>>'free' or 'for a fee' ISP access) in Oz?
>Without a carrier licence it's impossible to do unless you want to pay
>lots of fines.
>So, in short, no. Telstra was trying wireless in the Sydney CBD in the
>early 90's but it was a total flop. (No surprise there, and it wasn't the
>wireless at fault.)
>I personally doubt Wireless will come to fruition in Australia without a
>HIGH carrier cost associated with it. The licencing alone of Carrier and
>Spectrum will cause it to not happen.
>Telstra isn't going to let ANYONE set up something that might allow
>mobility and communications off their copper network anyway. Thus the
>price increases in March 2000, July 2000, June 2001, September 2001 and 1
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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