iOS 7 update traffic

nanog at nanog at
Thu Sep 19 18:37:19 UTC 2013

On Thu, 19 Sep 2013, Warren Bailey wrote:

> I don't see how operators could tolerate this, honestly. I can't think 
> of a single provider who does not oversubscribe their access platform... 
> Which leads me to this question :
> Why does apple feel it is okay to send every mobile device an update on 
> a single day?
> Never mind the fact that we are we ones on the last mile responsible for 
> getting it to their customers, 1gb per sub is pretty serious.. Why are 
> they not caching at their head ends, dslams, etc?

As far as I was aware, it was at least staggered throughout the day, so 
there's some concession.

Also a reason to have some CDNs in any large deployment, I guess.  I saw a 
spike in our Akamai traffic, but only slight.

> Sent from my Mobile Device.

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