[LINK] RFI: ADLS2+ Performance

rene rene.ln at libertus.net
Thu Jul 5 19:27:57 AEST 2012

On Thu, 5 Jul 2012 18:41:34 +1000, TKoltai wrote:
> List of all non-AAPT/PTel ADSL2 Ports in Australia in October 2010.
> Carrier     DSLAM#  Ports
> Chime (Iinet)        319        15312

These numbers seem to be very out of date. For example, iiNet reportedly 
had 500,000 broadband ports at July 2011.

Also, I do not comprehend how ADSL dropouts can be associated with an 
alleged insufficient number of ports, because I am under the very strong 
impression that an ADSL connection to a port is a fixed physical/copper 
wire connection. If there are no spare ADSL port in an exchange when a new 
customer applies, then they aren't connected and have to wait until another 
customer terminates their service, or the carrier/ISP installs more ports 
in the particular exchange. IOW, I am under the impression that when an 
ADSL connection drops out, when it reconnects, it's connecting to the same 
physical port as previously, i.e. some other customer can't grab it during 
the drop out.


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