[LINK] Broadband billions left hanging as wireless bites back

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Sat Jan 23 13:43:49 AEDT 2010

Richard Chirgwin wrote:
> Tom Worthington wrote:
>> Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
>>> Broadband billions left hanging as wireless bites back Ari Sharp 
>>> January 13, 2010 SMH 
>>> http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/broadband-billions-left-hanging-as-wireless-bites-back-20100112-m4u7.html
>>> Take up of wireless broadband technology by Aussies more than doubled
>>> last financial year. ...
>> My Virgin/Optus 3G has been behaving more erratically over the last few
>> weeks, slowing down in the mornings. Wireless is a good idea, but we 
>> need enough infrastructure to make it work. We can't just pile everyone 
>> on to the current mobile phone network. Also the mobile phone companies 
>> are not willing to lower the price of wireless Internet down to that of 
>> wired. So you pay a premium of somewhere between 10 and 100 times for 
>> wireless.
>> One option I have suggested is to put wireless on the end of the NBN. 
>> Since many people will be doing this anyway, it might as well be managed 
>> as part of the network. The box NBN Co. install in your home could have 
>> wireless which could be used by you, your electricity meter, or your 
>> neighbours.
> Coming in late...
> Doesn't the "home wireless" idea break the wholesale-only model of the NBN?


> "There is a need for higher penetration of Wi-Fi hotspots where laptop and Wi-Fi enabled device users can connect to the internet. Currently there are less than 1000 Wi-Fi hotspots in India with Tata Indicom Wi-Fi having a share of over 50 percent. As a result of this partnership, the number of such hotspots can grow manifold in a much shorter time and also give retail consumers to take part in this exciting new business opportunity," said Prateek Pashine, Chief Operating Officder, TCISL. "The association with Tomizone will help in expanding the Wi-Fi footprint in India enabling any Tata Indicom Broadband customer to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot and the software and user authentication systems have been designed in line with the Wi-Fi security guidelines mandated by the Department of Telecom."
> This partnership will allow Tata Indicom broadband customers to set up Wi-Fi hotspots at their premises instantly. Besides his or her personal usage, the customer will also get an opportunity to utilize their unused bandwidth by offering it to others. In return, they will get credit (of internet surfing time) on their account, thus subsidizing the cost of their Broadband connection.


Marghanita da Cruz
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