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

George Bray georgebray at gmail.com
Mon Feb 21 14:24:23 AEDT 2011

On Mon, Feb 21, 2011 at 1:09 PM, Paul Brooks
<pbrooks-link at layer10.com.au> wrote:

> I rather suspect that with all the money spent on digital RF transmitters and a
> satellite distribution system for those outside the digital RF transmitter footprint,
> there won't be a lot of support for setting up a FTA provider over the NBN, since it
> can already be received through an RF medium. Of course, I could be wrong.

Longer term, when the NBN is complete, I think it's only a matter of
time before the value of the RF spectrum becomes worth migrating all
FTA TV to the NBN. Might be 20 years from now though.

I would have thought there'd be a range or public ports set aside by
NBNco for nationwide broadcasting, emergency communication, and the
like.  From what you're saying, the content and service providers make
their own arrangements with regard to stream format, ports, end-user
requirements and such. Is there no network-wide plan for allocating
common ports across all RSPs?


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