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Re: [ossig] Jaring Wireless Broadband $$
On Jul 9, 2004, at 14:53, Raja Iskandar Shah wrote:
> rm 50 per month ?
Thats too low for them to survive
> if they can get to 100,000 subscribers, then that would make it rm 5
> million per month. over a 2 year period that will come up to 120
> in revenue.
yes, but unlike TMnet, Jaring is not a telco
TMnet owns the submarine cables from here to US and turning em on is a
minimal additional cost to them plus local connect and IX charges in
All big ISPs like SingNet, Korean, Japanese ISPs etc also have telco
mothers to turn on expensive sub cables as needed
Jaring will have to pay both TM (malaysia 1/2 circuit and a US telco
provider for us 1/2 circuit and US ISP port charges for the connect -
will cost in the region of RM 50-80 million per annum per STM1 (155
With 100,000 subs - each demanding at least 512Kbps (in order to the
get the QoS you pay for) = 512,000 Mbps = 4 STM1 = at least RM 200
million per Annum
- ok this is a bit over simplified since not everyone will be using
their connect at the same time, but being always on I'm sure the
overlap will be significant
My numbers may not be exact but the order of magnitude should be
correct ... its been a few years since I did this stuff - not sure what
the 2004 going rate for an STM1 is :)
they will be bleeding money like there is no tomorrow
> not sure whether that is sufficient to cover operating costs ? the
> with wireless networks is that it costs a lot to operate. esp if it
> leased lines as the backbone.
yeah, this is the additional cost - maybe another 10 million per annum
> perhaps if they can partner with one of the mobile operators, like
> digi's edge technology - the technology will be more affordable.
> something like a router for gprs / gsm network ?
yes but they need a partner with big pipes to the US and willing to
turn em on for Internet use.
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