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  Reply # 1998082 17-Apr-2018 20:39
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kornflake: Can any one educate me, in how Spark are going to mitigate (and Voda and 2 degrees) the back haul on cell towers been smashed to bits during the broadcasts, for those connecting on rural wireless connections? Are cdns going to be put in each individual tower.

Edit: clarified I was asking about fixed rural wireless

 

might be something to consider for a low end DMR but honestly. the airwaves are the limiting factor not the backhaul.

 

 

 

Plenty of work is going into this area. More than likely you will find the data cap will be the limiting factor not the tower.





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kornflake: Can any one educate me, in how Spark are going to mitigate (and Voda and 2 degrees) the back haul on cell towers been smashed to bits during the broadcasts, for those connecting on rural wireless connections? Are cdns going to be put in each individual tower.

Edit: clarified I was asking about fixed rural wireless


Voda and Sky used to have streaming on 3G. Obviously it was significantly under today's expectations of acceptable. It will all depend on how the streams adjust to speed. Not everyone is watching Netflix at 15.xMbps either, yet it is available.

Side question/thought I wonder if tiered pricing will help control this.

 
 
 
 


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evilengineer:

 

If Spark release a full suite of Android/iOS/SmartTV apps (which they no doubt will) then somewhat obviously, "no new hardware would be required" if you already own such a device.

 

Equally obviously, if you don't own such a device then some sort of additional purchase will be required.

 

 

So according to Nielsen only 38% of households have either an Internet enabled TV (29%), or a Apple TV or Chromecast device (18%). That just under two thirds of the population that don't have the availability to watch the RWC on their TV if it was held today, and will need to spend more than the cost of the subscription itself if they want to watch it next year. That surely must be worrying for Spark. (source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12036520 )

 

 


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evilengineer:


If Spark release a full suite of Android/iOS/SmartTV apps (which they no doubt will) then somewhat obviously, "no new hardware would be required" if you already own such a device.


Equally obviously, if you don't own such a device then some sort of additional purchase will be required.



So according to Nielsen only 38% of households have either an Internet enabled TV (29%), or a Apple TV or Chromecast device (18%). That just under two thirds of the population that don't have the availability to watch the RWC on their TV if it was held today, and will need to spend more than the cost of the subscription itself if they want to watch it next year. That surely must be worrying for Spark. (source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12036520 )


 



If you read the Sky threads all you hear is get with the times it’s 2018. Old tech etc.

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But if you include PCs, laptops, tablets and cellphones what is the possible penetration of the market? You would probably find somewhere around 80% of the population able to view it.
In 1974 the sales of colour TVs prior to the Christchurch Commonwealth Games was huge. This is just the same but two generations later.




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