[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 14:09:01 AEDT 2011

Birch, Jim wrote:
> Stil and Marghanita da Cruz wrote:
> "It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future" (according
> to Yogi Berra) but estimates of application bandwidth that I've seen are
> 8 Mb/sec for HDTV with good quality compression and 25 Mb/sec (with 50
> ms latency) for non-clunky HD telepresence.  This would give you 15

Latency doesn't matter with streaming content such as TV and

> telepresence channels, 50 TVs and a number of current day browser
> sessions and phone calls on a WiMax tower.  I'm guessing that this might
> serve 40 households at peak times, provided that something else like
> always-on video or telehairdressing didn't take off.  If we'd already

Is this where your hairdresser weilds remote scissors and
you can select a local gossip channel?

> This kind of calculation suggests to me that FTTP is a pretty good deal,
> especially given its bandwidth upside.  I'm guessing numbers and costs,
> but it seems to me that FTTH is a dead certainty within a few years so

Apparently FTTH is now the go for the NBN to Multi Dwelling 

> we should try to think up a reuse for all the WiMax poles now.  Anyone?

Perhaps for contestability.

Marghanita da Cruz
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