8 posts • joined Monday 21st July 2008 12:19 GMT
A wise man once told me...
"That when encountering a goldmine one must prepare oneself for the shaft."
Google is still right, the model is broken
Google is very much right in saying that the compensation model is broken when it comes to call termination.
Basically when a carrier receives a call, they charge a certain amount of money for compensation. The ex Bell carriers charge a small amount (A very low volume wholesale plan would be between 0.002$/minute and 0.006$/minute). Other carriers, mainly rural, mobile and pure voip charge what they want. I've seen rates going from 0.015 to 0.035$/minute for some of these "free" teleconference numbers. Basically the carrier gets paid for the teleconference by billing through the nose the carriers of the people who connect to it.
Of course these rates go down depending on volume, contracts and other factors, but there are some steep differences between the carriers.
Hopefully with Google Weight behind it, the model will be less broken once sufficient pressure has been applied.
Wild West Domains = Godaddy
Wild West Domains is a reseller platform that is operated by Godaddy
Checking the whois we see
Essentially the same address
Same phone number.
Just goes to show...
that cloud computing just feels like a major race to the bottom. If amazon's ec2 goes offline, a lot of businesses would topple and fail. And there is no guarantee that any cloud will stay online, of that if they have to go offline that they would do it nicely. Imagine what would happen if an overzealous Law Enforcement Agency seizes all of the servers in a cloud.
What about the A350-1000 ?
It is expected to carry 412 people in a 2 class combination.
It wouldn't take long before an airline flies it in a 1 class cabin, which would be quite close to 450 pax...
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