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I think that the performance of the entire system would depend on two

- the actual physical topology of the network, as you've pointed out.
- the order of transmission.

Thinking as a carrier, I believe that it does make sense to deploy
splitters closer to the customer. If I was to put splitters at the core of
the network, I believe that the much simpler P2P Ethernet is a better
choice. So it minimizes the problem #1.

Also, thinking about *real* networks, it highly probable that we'll have
clusters of customers relatively close together. By cleverly ordering the
transmission sequence, one can minimize the delay. I don't have any actual
data to back this, but it's actually pretty intuitive, and fairly easy to
check with some simulations.

Carlos Ribeiro
CTBC Telecom