WC have there own licenced spectrum, this helps.
Using own licenced spectrum definitely helps, but how many customers can
you cater for in one direction with one PoP ?
Cell phones are fairly commonplace, I would imagine most
have generators? My point being that there is more than one
way to kill
Yeah, but cellphone coverage is not really that great, it's okay, but
more often than not, when I am on a cellphone, I end having to go
outdoors for a better signal or at least move around. Batteries go flat
at the wrong time, maybe I jinxed with cellphones.... However, not great
in an emergency.
The cellphone is a good idea to an extend, but there is a lot of "what
ifs" in my view. I'm not trying to be the party pooper here, after all,
I have been playing with this stuff, check out
but when there is an essential
service involved, I am in favour of using tried and proven methods.
Telecom sux, give the competition a go. God knows the
helping in this area.
Have a look at www.llu.wired.net.nz
- I agree with what you're saying, I
can see why iHUG is providing this service, but at the end of the day I
am not going to direct customers, friends, or whatever down a technology
path that isn't all that crash hot - it won't do anyone a favour, in
fact it will make Telecom look really good.
If wireless was going really solve the local access issue and do a just
as good if not better job than a wired local loop system, then the local
loop unbundling proposal would have never been considered, in fact
Telecom would have ditched the wired local loop system and gone wireless