[LINK] NBN to cost 24 times South Korea's faster network, says research body

Kim Holburn kim at holburn.net
Thu Feb 10 17:13:36 AEDT 2011

On 2011/Feb/10, at 4:29 PM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:

> Paul Brooks wrote:
>> Thanks for the lead-in Richard...
> <snip>
>>> I don't see this happening (say) in the NBN for IPTV content.
>> Nor do I, because:
>>    1) the cyclone picture was being sent upstream, IPTV will be transmitted
>> downstream - most plans will have much higher capacity downstream compared to up
>>    2) IPTV content will be captured with much higher quality cameras, and much higher
>> capacity MPEG-4/H.264 dedicated compression encoders, so better quality pictures
>>    3) IPTV over the NBN will be carried over QoS-enabled prioritising networks, not
>> the dismal excuses of best-efforts no QoS consumer broadband we have today
> Do you see the QoS prioritised channels being available 
> across the Internet or just between specific locations ie as 
> a consumer will I be able to view any IPTV channel around 
> the world?

If there's no bottleneck then QoS doesn't really matter.  At least QoS doesn't matter after it leaves your home network.  QoS only matters if there is contention.  If you're not filling the pipe there is no contention.

> It seems to me that the trade off we have with our dismal 
> excuses of best-efforts no QoS consumer broadband is price 
> and ubiquity. I do wonder whether the lack of support for 
> transient customers will become a problem.

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