What are you saying: 25 February 2011

AFACT vs iiNet, Vodafone's network announcement, NBN Co fixed connection focus is reckless: Turnbull

Every week, Computerworld Australia collates all the things our readers have been saying about the news, both in the forums and in comments.

Here’s what you had to say on: The Federal court dismissing AFACT’s appeal against iiNet

“At last but AFACT will still try and flog this dead,deceased rotten carcuss of a horse even if it means they spend 100 billion to prove a point, AFACT cant come to grips the world move on and its demands and tastes moved with them, leaving AFACT wallowing in the pre 80s.” – said D Newman on iiNet v AFACT: Federal Court dismisses appeal

Here’s what you had to say on: Vodafone’s plans to replace 8000 network sites

“All too damn late for me.” – said Will on Vodafone replacing 8000 network sites

Here’s what you had to say on: The Greens concern over NBN battery backup

“So what action do the Greens have in mind for the batteries of electric and hybrid cars? Or lead-acid batteries that all other cars use? Or batteries in laptop computers, cordless phones, mobile phones, ipads and ipods, flashlights, gps navigators, cameras, home security systems, watches, etc etc?” – said Bob_WA on Green concerns raise ire for NBN battery backup

“We have in mind a genuine product stewardship framework, but of course it will all be retrospective because nobody bothered to think ahead.

I don't think it's too much to ask that if NBNCo is going to be introducing tens of millions of these things into the waste stream, we have the product cycle thought through in adance so we're not cleaning up an avoidable mess.’ – said Scott Ludlam on Green concerns raise ire for NBN battery backup

Here’s what you had to say on: Turnbull’s claims the NBN focus on fixed connections is reckless

“Well, I don't know about you but I don't want to see more and more mobile towers to handle everyone being connected wirelessly to get high speed broadband. They will end up needing one in each street.

From what I've read, sensible countries (unlike the US), are trying to move uses of mobile broadband and back to WiFi (802.11b/g/n) due to spectrum and congestion issues (and our carriers already are being sued for lack of performance).

Also, I'm sure I read somewhere that 4G doesn't have separate voice and data - everything runs as data packets. Does this mean my voice calls are going to be cut out or choppy because my neighbour is downloading a 4Gb movie???” – said John on NBN fixed focus is reckless: Turnbull

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