"The World's Within Reach"

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Nice article, in summary we have

- FLAG ???
- Reliance FALCON ???
- Tyco Communications Network @ 460Gbps
- Tata 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 ?

India 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.
 


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The senerio wud appear as bad as you sited above if all the 40 million users are heavy downloaders(using 256 kbps all the time ,If a 256 kbps connection is usually shared b/w 3 to 4 ppl.nearly all wud get the same speed cos not all wud be d/l at the same time,this is what most ISPs do) so a 14 Tb cappacity wud be good for at least .56million x4=224 million ppl. at 256kbps. as per your calculations.Now this wud mean a atleast 2 to 3 years more for ISPs to increase there international capacity accordingly.
 

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