[LINK] The farce that is Telstra

Martin Barry marty at supine.com
Sat Jun 28 18:43:38 AEST 2008

$quoted_author = "Richard Chirgwin" ;
> "Short of ports" is quite common. I don't know how many ports are in a 
> single box (well, it depends on the DSLAM the carrier chooses), but I 
> don't think carriers deploy new ports the instant a DSLAM fills up.

For carriers other than Telstra, adding ports / dslams is a trial of both
patientence and funding. Getting access to the exhanges requires a large
dollop of both resources, largely because it's in Telstra's interests to
make that process as difficult and expensive as possible. They can also
break out the old chestnut of "exchange full" even when it isn't for
"operational overhead".

Telstra itself has none of these issues.


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