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Subject: Re: IP-tel
From: Kurt Erik Lindqvist <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Network management discussion for Nordic region <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 30 Jan 2003 11:13:10 +0100

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> It is related only because the providers choose to do debiting that
> way. The investment is only related to actually what it costs to buy
> and install. What you do have as a dynamic in this is the operations
> and the upgrade of the network and that is volume related. But thats
> not the big investment (just look at Gigasunet). Thus you do not need
> volume based debiting.

To be honest Gigasunet is a poor comparison. You have a relatively
fixed number of users, with only the bandwidth increasing. A commercial
network has variation on both number of customers, statistical
multiplexing and bandwidth.

Academic networks normally make poor models for commercial calculations.

- kurtis -

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