On Tue, Sep 14, 2004 at 07:50:51AM +1200, Lindsay Druett wrote:
To be honest, I'm a bit wary of broadband wireless
in densely populated
areas. From my experience with this, I've seen a classic example of
"technology frog leaping" between technolgical advances with the
broadband wireless vendors such as Proxim, Trango, etc and this ongoing
issue with the users constantly competing for bandwidth (as it is a
shared medium) and ongoing issues with interference which not only comes
from rival providers but also from private networks trying to link their
buildings together. All this seems to be going in viscous circles -
I've been watching this space for just over ten years now.
WC have there own licenced spectrum, this helps.
While I am all for seeing VoIP being the technology
for the future, I
firmly believe that in the residential and SOHO market, the primary
phone line should be on an end a twisted pair cable with a phone that
works when you have a power failure and/or when your equipment fails.
The reality is that things may suck when your internet stops, but with
having no phone, that means you have no ability of dialing 111 which
obviously is considered life threatning.
Cell phones are fairly commonplace, I would imagine most cellphone towers
have generators? My point being that there is more than one way to kill
Personally, I would sit back and wait. This iHUG
package hasn't been
out very long.
Ihug's voice package is fairly new, they've been playing the WC game
for a while now (+12 months).
Telecom sux, give the competition a go. God knows the government isn't
helping in this area.