Nice article, in summary we have
- FLAG ???
- Reliance FALCON ???
- Tyco Communications Network @ 460Gbps
Indicom Cable (madras - singapore) @ 5.12 Tbps
- Se-Me-We-3 and SAFE consortiums @ 80Gbbs
- 3200-km Network i2i cable between Chennai and Singapore @ 8.4 Tbit
or a possible total of nearly 14Tbits of connectivity to the country.
1Mbit = 16 x 64kbs connections
1Gbit = 16k x (")
1Tbit = 16M x (")
or 14 x 16M x (64k connections)
..for 224 million (64k connections) or 56million (256k connections). Not sure how much is used by phone lines but 64k seems like a safe guess.
Hmm...is this enough to give everyone 256k broadband ?
has nearly 40 million ppl on the net, only 3.6% of the total population is on the net so far !!!
..needs to go up an order of magnitude and that would be 100% utiltisation.
In the US , the article says companies went bankrupt since only 14% of available bandwidth was being used. Which is the only reason they could get bought at affordable prices or dirt cheap (depends how u look at it) by the India telcos.