Rather than cut a licensing deal with ASSIA, and faced with daily penalties of £250,000 per week if it continued running the system,
A daily rate and you quoted a weekly rate in the same sentence.
Too many Wheatabix this morning perhaps.
As far as the patent owners gos, well they would say that wouldn't they.
If their patent is so vital to the running of a DSL network then perhaps it should be included in the standard for the service. Then they'd get pennies instead of pounds so they won't like that.
Even thought we all hate BT for blindingly obvious reasons I actually applaud them for removing the offending kit from their networks. If it does not lead to a network meltdown then I wonder if other providers will do the same. Could it be that the Patent owners might have shot themvelves in the foot by demanding such high fees.
Watch this space.
This is probably not over yet.