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- Quantifying the broadband access bandwidth demands of typical home users
- Harrop, Warren; Armitage, Grenville J.
- We take a closer look at the probable demand for bandwidth that is presumed to motivate the deployment of new broadband access technologies. We construct plausible estimates of what a 'typical home' might need given two different service provision scenarios – managed bandwidth and best-effort statistical multiplexing. We estimate a household of five people requires between 58 and 113Mbit/sec if bandwidth is managed on a per-application basis. If statistical multiplexing is used, the same family's bandwidth requirements jump to between low hundreds of Mbit/sec to almost a Gbit/sec.
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- Conference paper
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Information and Communication Technologies. Centre for Advanced Internet Architectures
- Proceedings ATNAC 2006 : Australian Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 04-06 December 2006, p. 16-20
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- Gigabit; Home networks; Bandwidth requirements; Internet applications
- University of Melbourne
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- Copyright © 2006 ATNAC Australia and the authors. Published version of this paper reproduced with the kind permission of the publisher.
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