On Tuesday 19 June 2007 09:45, Michael Watterson wrote:
> There will be PCMCIA(PCCard actually), PC Express card and USB modem
> using 3rd gen ASIC in the Autumn.
Are there any Linux drivers for the USB one? It's important for me because if
theer's no USB (or no Linux driver for USB), I need to get an old PC Card
enabled machine from elsewhere to act as a router.
> Digiweb may officially launch public
> pilot area next month in Finglas. There will be nationwide roll out.
Any idea how fast it will be?
I'm about 10-15 miles from Limerick City, Three has factual HSDPA coverage
here but their customer service won't admit it :) So I suspect this won't be
one of the first areas , that's why I'm interested in "how fast".
> The 3G/HSDPA/GPRS/Edge/ipw is essentially fast dialup. Often
> non-routable private IP and loss of session if any signal loss, with
> possibly different IP. Loss of signal is like unplugging a phone line,
> you always get a new connection.
And the upload speed is SLOW as well. Three apparently shapes it to about 56k.
> I can't give exact launch times. latency, speed, number of users active
> & sleeping per sector, coverage, package pricing etc as these are not
> to be published till official launch. However I'd say eircom, 3,
> vodaphone & O2 won't like it.
Of the mobiles, Voda and Three really. Others don't even promote broadband
packages, and to compete in voice these days you need REAL big coverage (or
like Three, dual mode phones and an agreement with one of the two biggies).
> There should be 088 numbers using SIP giving normal PSTN/Mobile
> connectivity (not peer to peer SIP outside Digiweb network)
Will third party SIP services be firewalled out?
> I'm looking at SMS & fax gateways using email clients for all Digiweb
> customers (2 way Satellite, DSL, Metro FWALA Wireless and Flash-OFDM aka
> OFDMA 4G).
So basically you'll be competing with yourself in Metro/Wireless coverage
(Satellite is so darn expensive that it's for the fully desperate only).
Yours, Mikhail Ramendik
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