QOS or more bandwidth

Stephen J. Wilcox steve at opaltelecom.co.uk
Tue May 29 13:13:50 UTC 2001

Altho you need to have different policies for your core and for your
customers.. it may be practical to increase bandwidth on the core and
avoid QoS (which imho should never be employed on the core).. but its not
always within a customers budget to upgrade from low speed circuits.

I think as the prices drop, smaller businesses are coming online but still
trying to use high bandwidth applications. As they are unable to pay for
the extra bandwidth (no matter how cheap it might seem) there would appear
to be a good case for using QoS on your PE/CPE links.


On Tue, 29 May 2001, Fletcher E Kittredge wrote:

> On 28 May 2001 23:17:46 -0700  Sean Donelan wrote:
> > While its generally more effective to add more bandwidth than rationing
> > it with QOS, with the recent downturn in capital markets will QOS become
> > more popular? 
> You are asking for projections in a scenerio where bandwidth
> demand drops, and bandwidth supply remains constant or grows.
> Projection: Bandwidth prices are dropping.  QOS still sucks.
> regards,
> fletcher

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