In message <[log in to unmask]>, Dr Paulos Nyirenda write
> On 25 Nov 00, at 16:36, George Sadowsky wrote:
> > I think that the practical answer for developing regions is "as much as
> > you can get the telephone lines to support, up to 56K."
Excellent, practical answer.
> Thanks but, no actually it did not. The practical answer does not
> give a good estimate to design an optimal system in a developing or
> developed region.
You can not DESIGN such as system! UNless you have unlimited resources
(ie a telecom carrier in the back).
And it doesn't matter, there is no need for a 5-year plan, nor is
growth predictable. Incremental Growth, the Namibian model, is still
the most practical for developing countries. Ensure scalability by way
of Open Source software and CISCO hardware, and purchase as many
bandwidth as you can afford (if possible a little more than you need
:-)-O) Then you have to make sure that ALL customers pay and you'll be
able to purchase more bandwidth as you go along.
But that would be a Sustainable Network Development Program, so you
woulnd't konw anything about that, right?