A year after the NBN decided it didn’t like the idea of a speed test as a measure of broadband, the point of view has extended to the Regional Bureau of Communications, Arts and Research (BCARR).
In the case of BCARR, it has paid PricewaterhouseCoopers to develop metrics that are more suitable for it. In the target list discarded perennial chart-toppers such as South Korea and Singapore.
“No country is easy to compare to another. For example, by global standards, Australia is rich and very urban, but our population is also spread over a large area of land,” said BCARR.
“Our incomes and geography mean that Australia is more accessible to Canada than a city-state like Singapore, or a densely populated country like the UK.”
With Singapore outside, the comparable list of countries includes a country that is only 17 places higher in the ranking of places by geographic size, Qatar. Other countries deemed worthy of comparison include Switzerland, Norway, Ireland, the United States, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Canada, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Israel, France, Japan and Italy. .
As a result, BCARR claims that its analysis shows that Australia ranks eighth out of 17 for the ranking of the percentage of households that can access fixed broadband, but when the question turns to a connection that can hit The 25Mbps capability requirement applies to the NBN, Australia ranks first.
After the bar was raised to 100Mbps, Australia was in 10th place.
After releasing a pair of factsheets, BCARR said it would follow up on more in the coming weeks. Two areas touched that are currently without analysis are higher speed packet usage and data usage.
Last year, in a report prepared by AlphaBeta for the NBN, small countries were also sidelined, and the report made a lot of complaints about various biased actions against the NBN, before turning to the maximum theory.
“Australia’s ranking will go up even further if the maximum technical capacity of broadband technology is taken into account. In this case, Australia’s ranking will rise as high as a third compared to major economies,” he said.
If we’re going to engage in magical thinking consider where Australia would rank if it stayed at a 93% fiber-to-the-premises network – the theoretical maximum will be sky-high.
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