Michael Skeggs mike@bystander.net mskeggs at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 13:41:35 AEST 2009

2009/4/7 Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita at ramin.com.au>:
> Model the cost of 3G wireless vs FTTH coverage for the 250,000
> people in Canberra.
> Marghanita

I believe the constraint on such a deployment would be having enough
free channels to allow simultaneous access to enough of those people.
As there is only a set amount of spectrum for 3G, it can only
accommodate so many concurrent users per base station. You cannot
build another base station next door as there is too much overlap
between the channels. I understand even with a code division protocol
there are pretty low ceilings on how many concurrent users can operate
in a given geographic area.
I'd love one of the more radio savvy LINKers to fill this in with
examples or figures.
Michael Skeggs

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