[LINK] The market for wireless [WAS: Work on Next Generation Wireless in Canberra]

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Mon Nov 29 09:10:41 AEDT 2010

Excuse the snip...
> More seriously, I may be wrong and wireless networking may not take off.
> But in case I am right, I suggest the NBN be engineered to be
> retrofitted with wireless.
I have no doubt that wireless networking already has taken off ... I'd 
guess that half or better of home networks, but don't feel like going 
out and researching the numbers.

In the home, I can see good reason to retain the "boundary" demarcation 
at the NTU. I can do what I please in-home, as long as I can use 
Ethernet to connect to the NTU.

Why should the NBN dictate what kind of network I use in-home?

As for the mobile networks: we now have intense competition between 
three carriers, all of which are responsible for their own decisions 
about coverage. Where's the benefit in subsuming this into the NBN?


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