[LINK] It's on: NBN vs. wireless ( was Rod Tucker on ABC Radio National now Friday 18th 6:15pm)

Richard Chirgwin rchirgwin at ozemail.com.au
Fri Feb 18 18:50:59 AEDT 2011

What. a. cartful.

I counted the other day. There are eight 3G devices in the house. Does 
anyone think I would use up ALL the data caps on the network when the 
house has a cheap fixed connection?

There is serious shill work going on here, because the carriers are (at 
the same time, and by the same people, Ovum included) being told they 
have to make more money out of wireless networks. So: pitch the wireless 
as the only network, get the oligopoly, and then manage the pricing.


On 18/02/11 6:32 PM, George Bray wrote:
> Here's an example of technological innovation that the federal
> government doesn't want to know about: the mobile-only household that
> has ditched the landline. Smart phones, tablets and other wireless
> devices are gaining in popularity just as the federal government rolls
> out very real cables to connect households and business to a national
> broadband network, at a cost of close to 60 billion dollars over the
> next decade. The NBN's business model assumes that 70 per cent of
> households will sign up to the network by 2025, meaning that
> households that choose to go mobile-only could pose a serious problem.
> It's one thing to say you're going to 'do it once, do it right and do
> it with fibre', but what if technology and consumer preference
> undermine the project? Do we run the risk of creating a super-fast,
> fibre-munching white elephant?
> David Kennedy
> Research Director,
> Ovum
> Professor Rod Tucker
> Director,
> Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society
> University of Melbourne
> http://www.abc.net.au/rn/nationalinterest/stories/2011/3142822.htm
> On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 6:15 PM, George Bray<georgebray at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> on now.  Rod is from the institute for a broadband enabled society
>> g
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