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Re: More BW, Less Taxes
From: "Stephen J. Wilcox" <steve () opaltelecom co uk>
Date: Tue, 29 May 2001 18:47:53 +0100 (BST)
Yeah I found that too Simon, in pricing up an STM1 London to NY not so
long ago I found the cost of the two tails from the landing sites to be
more than the actual transatlantic leg!
Maybe fiber prices are low, so the cost of dropping a cable in water is
low but the cost of labour etc to dig across a city remains high.
On Tue, 29 May 2001, Simon Lockhart wrote:
Trans-oceanic capabilities will remain a bottleneck, but they
are not as problematic as in the previous decade. Witness Tyco
or any of the other folk that have cable-laying capability. Last
year they had waiting lines for boats. Now the boats are idle.
Too much capacity in water and no-one taking it up. (see first
Transatlantic bandwidth is becoming surprisingly cheap. It's now 50%
cheaper to get from New York to London than it is to get from New York to
Stephen J. Wilcox
IP Services Manager, Opal Telecom
Tel: 0161 222 2000
Fax: 0161 222 2008
Re: QOS or more bandwidth Robert E. Seastrom (May 30)
RE: QOS or more bandwidth Sean M. Doran (May 29)