[clug] Trump Telstra once and for all

Andrew Goodall andrew at fumpet.net
Mon Oct 9 07:44:24 GMT 2006

On 09/10/2006, at 10:19 AM, Ben wrote:

> Max 10Mbps down and 1Mbps up are constraints on the TransACT network,
> and they're artificial.

That's not quite correct. The proprietary (and now unobtainable  
except through the limited assets that TransACT already has) Marconi  
VDSL terminating equipment is only good for a bit rate much lower  
than the advertised theoretical maximum of 52 Mbit/s.

In testing non-standard rates, I think one of the modems managed 13  
Mbit/s. The Motorola Streamaster set-top box already struggles with  
low-level network resource allocation in balancing two PPPoE sessions  
(one terminated to the STB and one bridged through the Ethernet  
interface to a router/PC) and will surely keel over if pushed hard.

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