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

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Feb 11 09:05:13 AEDT 2011

Paul Brooks wrote:
>> 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.
> Sorry, I can't see how these two are linked. You still have ubiquity, its just that a
> section of the path understands QoS - and there shouldn't be a cost issue.
> Can you explain what you mean by a transient customer, and what the problem you are
> concerned about with them?

I was just curious that the congestion/contention argument 
seems to be assumed for wireless but overlooke for fibre.

The transience issue also applies to wireless. The 
distinction between Stationary (at time of use, but device 
can be relocated) and Mobile rather than Fixed (which is 
what the NBN is implementing) and mobile would be more 

Marghanita da Cruz
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