SA pigeon 'faster than broadband'

William Herrin herrin-nanog at
Fri Sep 11 20:13:44 UTC 2009

On Fri, Sep 11, 2009 at 2:54 PM, Scott Weeks<surfer at> wrote:
> Note this part, though.
> ""Several recommendations have, in the past, been made to the
> customer but none of these have, to date, been accepted," Telkom's
> Troy Hector told South Africa's Sapa news agency in an e-mail."
> It would be nice to know what those recommendations were...

"Buy a business-grade service like a T1" instead of ADSL perhaps?

>From tfa (emphasis mine): "in the same time [2 hours] the **ADSL** had
sent 4% of the [4GB memory stick] data."

4% of 4 gigs in 2 hours puts their ADSL _upload_speed_ in the ballpark of:
4,000,000,000 bytes * 0.04 * 8 bits per byte / 2 hours / 60 minutes
per hour / 60 seconds per minute ~= 180,000 bits per second

180kbps is more or less middle-of-the-road for ADSL.

Bill Herrin

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