Monthly Archives: March 2010
http://arstechnica.com/telecom/news/2010/03/fiber-its-not-all-created-equal.ars (Shameless selfpromotion )
The OECD has updated its methodology for constructing telecommunication price baskets. Seems boring, but it shows two things: – the very detailed methodology for voice compared to the very rough methodology on broadband – superbroadband is apparently anything over 45 … Continue reading
Proud to present…. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2010/03/how-amsterdam-was-wired-for-open-access-fiber.ars There is another article waiting in the wings on topology and path dependencies….
If a government is determined to get a (fiber-based) Next Generation Network in its country it should take the necessary steps. Talk is cheap, actions speak loudly. The Aussies give the right example. The Australian Government has introduced a bill … Continue reading
Mapumental is a site which supports mobility choices in a very attractive package. You select a target site (postal code) and three criteria : – how early do you want to leave to get at the target site at 9:00 … Continue reading
Alex Butcher remarks: this is a simple technology which is excellent for sharing large files amongst your friends, much faster than P2P. A great bypass for countries that have draconic and ill-advised “three strikes laws”.
The famous Berkman report has some critical comments on the Dutch mobile broadband market, as being underdeveloped. A recent comparison of prices between the UK and NL proves the point. Whereas we in the NL tend to describe the (fixed) broadband … Continue reading