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    Phoronix: Ubuntu Announces Carrier Advisory Group

    Canonical has announced today the Carrier Advisory Group for Ubuntu Touch/Phone...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM5MTM

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    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Canonical has announced today the Carrier Advisory Group for Ubuntu Touch/Phone...

    ...Deutsche Telekom...
    We're screwed ...

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    • #3
      At least that's a really big player as opposed to the other companies.

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      • #4
        Should have made full-linux phone with sense of ubuntu all over the place.

        Instead we get Ubundroid, powered by controversal *peace* and sarcastic *unity*.

        Originally posted by blackout23 View Post
        At least that's a really big player as opposed to the other companies.
        This pinky-stinky big-player recently tried to limit DSL flatrate to several GiB per month and start throttling the lines to 386 kilobit... Except own video services.
        Now, after public protest of 10K crowd they proposed a throttling to 2 Mbit (from usual 16 or 100).

        Its no less crapsodic than Verizon and co.


        Last edited by brosis; 06-18-2013, 07:44 PM.

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        • #5
          ???

          Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
          Keep up the good work canonical! To world domination!
          lol ??????????????

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          • #6
            I'm starving for firefox os and ubuntu touch to dominate markets :P Firefox os programming just involves html/css/javascript while ubuntu touch the all mighty C++ instead of bloated java or nasty objective-c syntax

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            • #7
              Originally posted by brosis View Post
              This pinky-stinky big-player recently tried to limit DSL flatrate to several GiB per month and start throttling the lines to 386 kilobit...
              This is unusual? I wish I only got shaped to 386kbps. It's 256kbps here, although it used to be 64kbps so I guess things have "improved."

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              • #8
                Has there been any statement from Ubuntu about whether their Ubuntu Mobile platform will have a convergence function similar to what was planned for Ubuntu for Android?
                This is something that I really want to see any company put out.

                It's also good to see that Ubuntu is getting some traction in the carrier game, I just wish that they had less competition from that DoA platform Tizen, I don't even think the developers understand what their platform is targeting.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BO$$ View Post
                  Keep up the good work canonical! To world domination!
                  Yeah, maybe they will. The subjugated masses, however, will be replacing one master with another.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by intellivision View Post
                    Has there been any statement from Ubuntu about whether their Ubuntu Mobile platform will have a convergence function similar to what was planned for Ubuntu for Android?
                    This is something that I really want to see any company put out.
                    I am not sure about Ubuntu, but this is planned for Plasma Active.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by randomizer View Post
                      This is unusual? I wish I only got shaped to 386kbps. It's 256kbps here, although it used to be 64kbps so I guess things have "improved."
                      It is in most of the EU. DSL is not throttled, if you bought 20M, you're getting at least X % no matter how much you use. The percentage depends on local laws, here it's around 70% (to account for bad lines etc, but still keep reins on speed avertising).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by intellivision View Post
                        Has there been any statement from Ubuntu about whether their Ubuntu Mobile platform will have a convergence function similar to what was planned for Ubuntu for Android?
                        This is something that I really want to see any company put out.
                        It will be there eventually, however the first phones will be released without it, I think.

                        See "High end superphone" http://www.ubuntu.com/phone/operators-and-oems

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by brosis View Post
                          This pinky-stinky big-player recently tried to limit DSL flatrate to several GiB per month and start throttling the lines to 386 kilobit... Except own video services.
                          Now, after public protest of 10K crowd they proposed a throttling to 2 Mbit (from usual 16 or 100).
                          Originally posted by randomizer View Post
                          This is unusual? I wish I only got shaped to 386kbps. It's 256kbps here, although it used to be 64kbps so I guess things have "improved."
                          What does this mean? Please explain.

                          Are people not getting the speeds they pay for? If so, then why would there be public protests because of one crappy ISP?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by curaga View Post
                            It is in most of the EU. DSL is not throttled, if you bought 20M, you're getting at least X % no matter how much you use. The percentage depends on local laws, here it's around 70% (to account for bad lines etc, but still keep reins on speed avertising).
                            Ah, fair enough. They got around that for DSL in Australia by simply stopping the advertisement of the speed, only the download cap. You pay for ADSL2+, but not particular speed. If you get 5Mbps because you're 6km from the nearest exchange, well, tough luck. Cable services still advertise their speeds, but they are actually able to deliver most of the time due to the better infrastructure (no rotting 40-year-old copper insulated by plastic bags). They still have caps though. I have a 100Mbps connection, but if I go over 500GB I'm down to 256k.

                            Speed capping is better than overusage charges though. I remember old plans from a couple of years ago from Telstra that were 250MB for $29.95/month, with $150/GB overusage charges.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by M1kkko View Post
                              What does this mean? Please explain.

                              Are people not getting the speeds they pay for? If so, then why would there be public protests because of one crappy ISP?
                              It's volume based:
                              For the first x GiB of downloads in the month you get full speed. After that your download speed gets throttled to a very low percentage of the full speed until next month.

                              The reason for this are basically 2 simple ideas:
                              1. Provide a more expensive contract with unlimited full speed (-> customer pays more)
                              2. Offer a way for platforms/websites/content provider to pay the ISP to be excluded from the measured download volume (-> content provider pays the ISP)
                              Which comes down to the simple idea:
                              Get more money out of the same service we offer since years

                              The reason why there's a protest is because the few ISPs we have had the same plan as the Telekom.

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