voip vs tdm fallout

Seth Mattinen sethm at rollernet.us
Fri Mar 11 12:42:05 CST 2011


On 3/11/2011 10:29, Michael Thomas wrote:
> 
> Is it too soon to start to compare and contrast how voip
> held up vs. tdm? Back in the old days circa mid to late
> 90's, there was a lot of hand wringing about whether
> voip would be up to the task of dealing with a massive
> emergency. Well, we certainly have one now in Japan
> on almost every front imaginable.
> 
> Is voice such a small fraction of data that the larger
> issues of cuts, electricity, etc make it moot, or has
> there been some appreciable differences between the
> two's ability to stay in usable service?
> 

My question would be what communications methods are working *right now*
in the inital stages? (I heard cellular was down.) Past that, what's
seeing service restoration first?

~Seth




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