Netherlands: a delta with mud, below sealevel.
Dutch mentality is influenced: clean up, be practical.
Theory and ideology is fine, but when there is danger of getting our feet wet
practicality takes over.
If it works but conflicts with theory and ideology, who cares…
Amsterdam, over 450.000 households, 70 % rental.
Peak at 21-22 hrs, driven by domestic use.
Only public peering and transit shown, private is not known publicly but also BIG.
-12 mio USD operation, non-profit, lowest cost/highest capacity as target,
cooperative ownership by all operators, not driven by shareholder value, no
regulation on it, no law specific for IX.
-Enormous value for economy and users : direct benefit over 0,5 billion euro/yr,
indirect one can only guess
-If it would break down economic losses are immense
Really Dutch: does not fit any theory or ideology, but works fantastic!
Connectivity between nations: NL is 5th, but per capita number 1.
Based on the belief that natural desire of people is unlimited connectivity, NGN
has direct effect on position of Amsterdam as home of AMS-IX, on economy, on
No regulation or laws, communities construct networks.
Fiber strung along poles, LAN switches place, UTP 100/100 mbps to home.
Content server with 30-40 Mbps download, less than 5 Mbps people complain
Internet access is limited and slow, local is fast.
6-7 dollar a month
Same in Pakistan, in other poor countries. Not in official statistics.
So: when not hindered by social constructs, people go for connectivity.
In society with limitations, burden on society to fulfill the need.
Deploying is disruptive, you don’t want to have to repeat this within 30-40 years.
So what the best choice?
Home run topology.
We did not know “it could not be done”, so we did it. Best otion
Home run will support any technology. Best fiber is fiber that does nothing at all
but guide light.
Like this. Even more efficient for GPON: better utilization ONT.
Horror stories on number of fibers? BS.
Fiberplant in street is 4 x smaller than copperplant.
POP for fiber is 4 x smaller copper+DSLAM exchange.
We live with copperplant already 100 years, home run.
Provisions for quick repair and protection.
Difficult buildings, architects ignore telecom.
Social engineering needed.
Fiber suppliers going through innovation steps (already 2 iterations) to improve
stuff and processes.
Only in Amsterdam/NL, Paris, Scandinavia experience with MDU deployment.
Dutch innovation Eyecatcher.
Elderly people in test kept asking for facility to play cards…meaning social
experience like playing cards with 4 or more people.
Next killer app, very demanding on network, but “gotta have..”