[AusNOG] [ISOC-AU-mems] Quigley announces architectural"stakein the ground"

Curtis Bayne curtis at bayne.com.au
Thu Sep 17 11:26:18 EST 2009

I may be missing the point entirely but why not use the POTS we have  
already for emergency? By the time that has finally degraded to a  
point of unusability mobile penetration should negate the issue  


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On 17/09/2009, at 10:54 AM, "Jason Sinclair" <Jason.Sinclair at staff.pipenetworks.com 
 > wrote:

> They stated that it would be a battery-backed POTS line to answer the
> issue of emergency call services........
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bob Purdon
> Sent: Thursday, 17 September 2009 10:33 AM
> To: Paul Brooks; Jason Sinclair
> Cc: ausnog at ausnog.net
> Subject: RE: [AusNOG] [ISOC-AU-mems] Quigley announces architectural
> "stakein the ground"
>> I expect there will be an argument from government that a
>> built-in PSTN port is mandatory, to provide emergency call
>> capability if nothing else.
> Ouch.
> I expect that comes with a requirement for local battery backup (since
> you can't line power it), with all the ongoing maintenance costs
> associated with that.
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