[opendtv] Re: The ultimate last mile solution is a gas

  • From: Doug McDonald <mcdonald@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 14 May 2005 18:26:35 -0500

Bob Miller wrote:

> Doug McDonald wrote:
>>Bob Miller wrote:
>>Ah ... do you mean "Japan" or do you mean "Tokyo"? How universal is
>>this in Japan? You seem the equate "USA" to "Manhattan, NY".
>>Doug McDonald
> It seems the competitive arena in Japan has the players competing on 
> bandwidth alone. That makes for lots of bandwidth. This article explains...
> http://fibers.org/articles/fs/9/1/2/1#FSEana1_01-05
> Bob Miller

Quote from that web site:

'The distribution of population in Japan certainly favours an FTTH 
topology. "The service providers are justified in running fibre out to 
an apartment building and then distributing the capacity of that fibre 
to the many subscribers throughout the building," says Perrin. "What 
they are able to do is share the cost of laying that fibre and of that 
capacity and certainly bring in revenue from multiple subscribers. This 
is much less common in the US, where the population is heavily dispersed."'

This implies serving only the dense population areas.

Just as I thought.

Doug McDonald

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