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

Stilgherrian stil at stilgherrian.com
Fri Feb 11 09:14:59 AEDT 2011

On 11/02/2011, at 9:05 AM, Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> I was just curious that the congestion/contention argument 
> seems to be assumed for wireless but overlooke for fibre.

I don't think it's overlooked for fibre, more than the speed figures quoted already take it into account -- at least at the "last mile" / GPON level that's NBN Co's responsibility. 100Mbps fibre is what it says, pretty much. 100Mbps wireless is when you're standing under the tower with no other users.

The top-line figures used to compare the technologies are not really comparable and that, in my opinion, is where the misrepresentation lies.


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