DPI deployment use case

Carlos Martinez-Cagnazzo carlosm3011 at gmail.com
Wed Oct 12 17:31:10 UTC 2011

Apparently Telcos are faced with implementing the following algorithm
to create value-added services:

- Take service S with provides value Y
- Artificially remove value, creating new service V
- Price V at the same level as S
- Offer old S at a higher price point and market it as a "value added"
service, compared to V

One would have thought that "value added" referred to well, *adding*
value to what already exists, not rehashing current offers and
artificially limiting them.

But then again, I don't think like a marketing person.

If you want a funny look at a not-so-funny and grim possible future
scenario, you might want to read this:



On Mon, Oct 10, 2011 at 1:59 PM, Arturo Servin <arturo.servin at gmail.com> wrote:
>        I imagine that those proposals are not from users …
>        I would add "tyrannical" telcos cracking down on their own customers.
> -as
> On 7 Oct 2011, at 14:20, Claudio Lapidus wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On Thu, Oct 6, 2011 at 8:00 PM, Martin Millnert <millnert at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> I've seen tyrannical governments use Bluecoat's to crack down on their
>>> own population(*).
>>> Was this the sort of use-case you were looking for? :)
>> Ummm, not really... :)
>> Actually, we've been faced with proposals to build services based on traffic
>> classification, like e.g. "access our own webmail and all social networking
>> sites, but not skype and video" or the capability to do exact metering based
>> on net traffic time or volume, as well as being able to redirect the
>> customer to various captive portals using HTTP redirect directly from the
>> DPI box, and such.

Carlos M. Martinez-Cagnazzo

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