Vonage Hits ISP Resistance

Mikael Abrahamsson swmike at swm.pp.se
Thu Mar 31 15:53:14 UTC 2005

On Thu, 31 Mar 2005, Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:

> Korea Telecom recently decided to scrap its flat rate high speed [1] 
> broadband offering and move to a traffic based charging plan - must be 
> because most korean broadband gets used for online gaming, which is as 
> high bandwidth use an app as you can get ... and they're hit by the same 
> situation, which does start to bite when a few users start maxing out 
> their pipes, and really begins to hurt when "few" suddenly becomes 
> "most"

My guess would be that PtP is a much bigger bandwidth hog than gaming, 
especially for the people who have high upstream capacity (10meg+).

Seeing IX traffic exchange between local 10meg full duplex providers and 
ADSL providers is kind of fun, with traffic ratios of 1:5 or worse not 
being uncommon.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike at swm.pp.se

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