I would like to discuss the motivation for costing on the NKN commercial services. In my opinion, the cost of Tuna and nCDN are far too high for regular usage. They are directly cost comparative to using existing HIGHEND commercial VPN / Proxy or CDN products that have large costly infrastructures, employees and SLA’s to uphold. The suite of NKN commercial products are built on the backs of other peoples internet and infrastructure. This alone should be an enormous cost savings.
You should take a note from the Helium (HNT) team when running a competitive cost analysis in the market. We can easily see the benefit to tracking our vehicles and assets over helium because the cost of that (including hardware if we had to cover holes in the network coverage) is a HUGE savings in comparable commercial solutions (GPS over Cell Infrastructure etc) easily 10x savings in the first year alone.
However, how can someone build a viable commercial solution ontop of nCDN or even use it @ $6/1TB
Commercial nCDN providers with guaranteed SLA’s built into existing distributed datacenter infrastructures are $8/TB from azure are similar from AWS and there are many smaller players offering much cheaper solutions.
I would like to start a public conversation about the viability building a commercial solution on top of, or utilizing NKN and discuss how its almost immediately cost prohibitive to do so.