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Re: death of the net predicted by deloitte -- film at 11

  • From: Brandon Butterworth
  • Date: Mon Feb 12 06:42:29 2007

> Multicast isn't going to help the phoneco atm network.

Indeed, people keep quoting that but it's a bogus argument
as nothing will help the phoneco atm network running out
of bandwidth other than upgrading it

That is happening, unicast/p2p/multicast/whatever, as all this
content is raising average user bandwidth

> But if you accept that the average user only watches 3-6 hours of HDTV per 
> day, you can spread the load out over 24 hours, the effects on available 
> bandwidth can be reduced. The TIVO model appears to have an advantage for 
> the viewer (a large archive to select from) and for the phoneco's and ISP's 
> at the customer end.

When people have their [email protected] box that'll help for some cases. To
say it's a universal fix is a bogus as saying multicast will fix all