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Re: More undersea cable wars brewing in India
On Thu, Dec 23, 2004, Fergie (Paul Ferguson) wrote: > > I think everyone has pretty much known that the > international cable companies are basically cartels -- > leaking bandwidth into the market at a rate sufficient > enough to keep prices artificially high enough to (at > the very least) sustain fiscal margins. > > This has been going on for years. I completely agree. In fact, I don't like the practice any more than the next person on NANOG. I do, however, like the idea of sustainable growth. I think they should, in the case of the Indian intercontinental fibre fiasco, light up another fibre or two but I don't think lighting them /all/ up right now is a smart move. I think there's really a nasty balance issue and the people who will most complain are the poor end users who end up with shoddy performance and unreliable uplinks. (ObFun: Won't someone please think of the users!) Adrian -- Adrian Chadd "You don't have a TV? Then what's <email@example.com> all your furniture pointing at?"