iOS 7 update traffic

Mike A mikea at
Thu Sep 19 18:41:05 UTC 2013

On Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 06:11:11PM +0000, 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?

They didn't make it available to everyone on the same day. My iphone 5 didn't
see it until today; I looked yesterday, and it wasn't available for that
device. I'm busily contributing to the network stress now.

Mike Andrews, W5EGO
mikea at
Tired old sysadmin 

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