[LINK] McCrann calls on Latham to gazump Howard on Telstra
Deus Ex Machina
vicc at cia.com.au
Mon Feb 23 13:00:29 EST 2004
Frank O'Connor [foconno1 at bigpond.net.au] wrote:
> 2. Future network carriage standards (and I'm thinking numbers like
> WiMax - 802.16 and the like - in particular) seem to mean that the
> 'network' will change somewhat radically over the next few years ...
> favouring big telcos like BT, AT&T and the like who can pipe
> bandwidth to Oz over relatively cheap sub-sea fibre and extend their
> network coverage using 'the airwaves' rather than the optic, co-ax
> and twisted pair that's already in the ground and served by the
> expensive exchanges. Exchanges may go 'the way of all things' with IP
> telephony ... and mega 802.16 router/bridges could provide coverage
> over extensive areas (30 mile radius or more for each.) In other
> words ... the initial investment for network providers will drop
> radically, many more players will enter the market, and a lot of
> existing network infrastructure will be effectively obsolete and
> unable to compete.
been paitently waitig for this for a long time now, it just cant happen soon enough.
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