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Re: North America not interested in IP V6

  • From: Petri Helenius
  • Date: Tue Jul 29 17:20:26 2003

Here its about $20 for 100M and then about $2/megabyte.
(I wonder who is doing their calculations which seem an order
of magnitude off when crossing the magic barrier, but weve
seen phone companies with strange calculators before)

However, it seems to take some time before these tariffs will
start to make sense and we stop seeing the things like video
calls being offered for one tenth the price per bit than what
data goes for, etc.

Pete

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Simon Lyall" <[email protected]>
To: <[email protected]>
Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2003 11:53 PM
Subject: Re: North America not interested in IP V6


>
> On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, Petri Helenius wrote:
> > The mobile ip address demand is not going to be too great when
> > a megabyte in most countries costs $10 to $20 to move around.
>
> Over here the monopoly Telcom charges approx $US 0.50 per Megabyte see:
>
> http://www.telecom.co.nz/content/0,3900,202032-200509,00.html
>
> ($1NZ =~ $US 0.60)
>
> which possibly almost makes it cheaper today to sit on ICQ than to
> get/send SMS messages all day long ( do instant message protocols have
> low bandwidth/compressed data options?).
>
> I'm not sure how easy it is for a phone provider to NAT thousands/millions
> of people at once onto ICQ, especially when they would prefer to charge
> the same people 10 cents per SMS message.
>
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