Is anyone actually USING IP QoS?

Vadim Antonov avg at
Tue May 18 02:20:16 UTC 1999

Prabhu Kavi <prabhu_kavi at> wrote:

> It's amazing that people continue to spout this "bandwidth is free" notion over
> and over again. Based upon economics, could someone please explain to me how
> service providers can run a business by giving away bandwidth?

Well, free bandwidth and QoS-free networks are different notions.

Absolutely, bandwidth is always going to cost something.  This does
not mean its rationing is desirable or economically (and technically!)

And, yes, providers can have a business model of giving bandwidth away
as long as they get to maintain stable customer relationships and
perform services such as collection or advertising on behalf of some
third parties.


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