What's your cost on managing the bandwidth? You're basically creating
on-demand frame circuits, and balancing them is tricky (actually,
deciding on an oversubscription ratio is easy, dealing with the
customers is the tricky part!) on a low-margin basis. Of course, if
you're a BofH or a sales guy, I expect that to be less bothersome than
if you're a techie who has to actually talk to the customer when their
neighbor takes up their bandwidth. Sometimes I wish I could be a bit
more slimey to make paying the bills less painful *sigh*
Actually, our model doesn't allow for oversubscription as it's a
committed (meaning you have the bandwidth that you purchased guaranteed
to you), dynamic rate.
Jonathan M. Slivko
Network Operations Center
Invisible Hand Networks, Inc.