[LINK] Work on Next Generation Wireless in Canberra

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Tue Nov 23 09:51:47 AEDT 2010

On 23/11/10 9:03 AM, David Boxall wrote:
> On 21/11/2010 11:52 AM, Tom Worthington wrote:
>> ...
>> In my view, wireless will be the key technology for completing the
>> National Broadband Network (NBN).
>> ...
> Should we ever consider our telecommunications infrastructure complete?
> At what point can we say that no improvement is possible?
>>        ABSTRACT:
>>        With the forecast exponential growth of mobile broadband ...
> Why conflate wireless with mobile?
> What is the potential of the best fixed wireless? How does it compare
> with the best, currently available, mobile technologies?
The very quick answer, sticking to what's on the shelf now, there are 
proprietary technologies good for up to 1 Gbps if you want to pay for them.

If we're talking consumer level, you can choose between WiMAX (eg Vivid 
Wireless) or various proprietary technologies.

If you can run 1:1 - an unshared point-to-point link - then you can get 
good speeds at a cost. Otherwise, you will have the same provisioning 
question as you have with mobile - how many users can one base station 

A fixed 1:1 solution will outperform a shared mobile solution, but at a 
cost penalty.

Richard C

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