[LINK] Congestion (was Re: NBN to cost 24 times South Korea's faster network, says research body)

Marghanita da Cruz marghanita at ramin.com.au
Fri Feb 11 12:06:54 AEDT 2011

Stilgherrian wrote:
> Network engineering consultant Narelle Clark has done some spectrum modelling. She reckons that to deliver the same speeds that you get from wired links you'd need to have a base station at the end of every suburban street.

This is the point I was making, though I am not sure from
this argument, whether you and Narelle are for or against
the deployment of Wireless.

Drilling down further there is also the issue of spectrum
access. Apparently the NBNCo has been restricted to only
specific part of the spectrum - this affects the performance
and capability of the wireless. There are two reasons,

a) the expected value of the spectrum licenses to the
Government (presumeably in the capital cities)
b) the plan is for the NBNco to use the same spectrum across the

Bear in mind, we are discussing customer access, and that 
there will be Microwave links in the NBN.

Marghanita da Cruz
Tel: 0414-869202

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