[clug] broadband ISPs in Canberra
daz111 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au
Fri Oct 1 09:53:30 GMT 2004
On Sat, 2004-09-25 at 09:51, Simon Haddon wrote:
> > On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 11:52:02 +1000 Martin Pool <mbp at sourcefrog.net> wrote:
> >> (For example: why don't Transact use VoIP to do free national and
> >> cheap international calls? I would have thought it'd be technically
> >> feasible, and it would be at least a small differentiator from regular
> >> telcos. But no.)
> > Because their telephony wants to be *much* more reliable than the other
> > bits of their network ...
> There is truth in that. But there is more to the picture than what you
> think. My understanding is
> 4. VoIP suffers when the bandwidth is being chocked by other services.
Can't they just use one of the ATM AALs that deals with
constant-bit-rate to guarantee reliability of calls?
(maybe they do, since this isn't VoIP and I don't know any better)
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