Tuesday, June 26, 2007

26th June DSL presentation by Kip

I came a bit late so I missed out on some of the tuff
Started off at 6.10 p.m by giving the technical background, defining DSL- Digital Subscriber line, explaining the underlying techcnolofies-lots of Acronyms like OFDM(Orthogonal Frequency division Multiplexing), QAM(Quadrature Amplitude Modulation), ISDN( Integrated Services Digital Network etc, and other stuff which require an Electrical Engineering degree to understand.He also gave an excuse for Telkom Kenya's exhorbitant rates- too much uptake and limited uplink bandwidth, yeah, yeah.

After that there was a Q&A session. discussed alternatives to DSL like CDMA2000 EV-DO(coming soon to a phone near you), Power line networks, iBurst, GPRS/EDGE. Once again this question came up- "When shall we have reasonable internet access for home users?" It was suggested for Ksh1000 per month but that was on the cheap side.

1 comment:

alienmist said...

I have no clue as to what all the stuff you wrote is about, but I support your work nontheless.

Africa time has come!!