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munisfi's picture

should the EC be more

should the EC be more prescriptive about network topologies? or is it good to preserve neutrality? Is the P2P vs P2MP debate valid only for FTTH deployment (FTTB goes normally in P2MP)?
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I am posting here the reply

I am posting here the reply given on Quora by Tony Li.

https://www.quora.com/Broadband/What-kind-of-topology-will-be-needed-for-tomorrows-broadband/answer/Tony-Li-19?__snids__=134226584&__nsrc__=2

"By 'broadband', I assume you mean the access layer.  Typically the access layer has a very low duty cycle, where most users actually use a tiny fraction of their available bandwidth.  In these circumstances, a point-to-point topology is far too expensive.

Instead, some oversubscription is an absolute necessity, just to make statistically efficient use of the deployed resources.  That leaves us clearly in the camp of hierarchy."

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