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  1. Don McKenzie

    Don McKenzie Guest

    NBN3 Wireless plan needs 4G spectrum fast-track
    Sep 1, 2010 12:58 PM

    A wireless National Broadband Network proposal aired late yesterday [pdf] called for the expedited release of 4G
    spectrum by regulators as well as access to Telstra backhaul and mobile towers to cut out further costs.,nbn3-wireless-plan-needs-4g-spectrum-fast-track.aspx

    A coalition of dark fibre owners and ISP chiefs from Pipe Networks, BigAir, Vocus, AAPT and others issued the manifesto
    under the guise of the Alliance for Affordable Broadband.

    The Alliance sought to take advantage of the uncertain future of the NBN in its current form and proposed changes it
    claimed could cut the network cost to as low as $3 billion.


    Quoting from the PDF proposal:

    In short, we believe that a mix of technologies and a market based approach will deliver the best outcome. We believe
    that an alternative national broadband network, let‟s call it NBNv3, could look something like this:

    1) 4G national wholesale network coverage, to 98% of Australians, at up to 100mbps;
    2) Fibre or equivalent high speed broadband for backhaul, school, hospitals, and most businesses, at speeds up to 1Gbps;

    Cheers Don...


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  2. I thought we all agreed that wireless was fucked as a Mainstream
    Broadband system regardless of how many G's you put out there,
    3G, 4G, 5G or 69G's.
  3. Rob

    Rob Guest

    Big cities have fibre - its the country areas (that last 10% of the
    population) that need a sensible priced access to a faster broadband.
  4. It would still faster to strap the email to a Carrier Pigeon.
  5. And more reliable
  6. And cheaper
  7. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Rob wrote
    Wrong, the bulk of that 10% have access to very decent broadband right now if they want it.
  8. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    Actually, the biggest use of mobile broadband is in the cities, and probably
    always will be. Firstly because people don't want to be tied to a fibre all
    the time. Secondly because many country areas have no mobile broadband
    access anyway.

    The HUGE use of mobile phones compared to fixed land-line phones these days
    should be enough of an indication as to what most people really want. Too
    bad stupid politicians have NO idea.

  9. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    Mr.T wrote
    Yes, because that is where most people are. Duh.
    All that means is that plenty will use both.
    That is just plain wrong. The bulk of country areas have NextG access.
    There is massively more use of fixed line broadband.

    And I bet that will continue too, if only because the thruput is massively higher with fixed line broadband.
    Good match for you.
  10. That is what wireless is good for, for people are Mobile but still
    need intermittent access. Using it in Fixed Location as your only
    access, you'd need to get your head red.
  11. SG1

    SG1 Guest

    Lots of hawks in my neck of the woods.
  12. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    son of a bitch wrote
    That is just plain wrong, particularly if you dont need much volume.

    Wireless is just as good as fixed broadband for everything except large downloads
    and is a lot easier if you move around much from one place you are living to another
    or want to do the browsing at more than one place most days like home and work etc.
  13. Having it in House as a Fixed Service, shared by several PC's, it's
    going to really suck.

    If you're in a House where the Fridge is Connected to Internet, using
    TIVO, X-Box / PayStation, 2 Laptops for the Kids and a Desktop, you
    might find it a Tad Slow and then there's the Microshit Updates and
    Virus Scanner Updates and the Kids downloading Pirate Music from
  14. atec77

    atec77 Guest

  15. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    son of a bitch wrote
    Depends entirely on what those PCs are doing.
    .. TIVO, X-Box / PayStation, 2 Laptops for the Kids and a Desktop, you
    You'll end up completely blind if you dont watch out, boy.
  16. terryc

    terryc Guest

    Yep, let's just not look at the cost or lag.
  17. Rod Speed

    Rod Speed Guest

    terryc wrote
    Thats not very different to what those in the citys pay.
    There is no lag with other than satellite and most of that 10% dont use satellite.
  18. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    Exactly, why should taxpayers subsidise movie downloads?

    So don't share it, dongles are cheap now, and most mobile phones are 3G
    capable these days.

    And the taxpayers should subsidise all that, WHY exactly?

  19. Mr.T

    Mr.T Guest

    And spending another $43Billion will reduce the cost, HOW exactly?

  20. keithr

    keithr Guest

    Work out who it is that will be using these services. And the answer is
    - (Tada) Taxpayers!
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