Metcalfe's law


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Metcalfe's law

"The value of a network increases exponentially with the number of nodes," coined by Bob Metcalfe, founder of 3Com Corporation and major designer of Ethernet. A network becomes more useful as more users are connected. A primary example is the Internet. It fostered global email, which became more valuable as more users adopted it. See laws.
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(3.) Metcalfe's Law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of connected users of the system.
Well, one thing is Metcalfe's law, which the folk at Cisco just love to quote.
Metcalfe's law states that the value of a telecommunications network is proportional to the square of the number of users of the system when they are connected with compatible, communicating devices.
Rolling out to over 4,000 users was an acknowledgement on Avaya's part that 1) Metcalfe's Law is important to overcoming barriers and 2) scalable video solutions are here, now, and manageable."
(3.) Metcalfe's law. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metcalfe's_law.
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