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Old 30-03-2012, 13:16   #1
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Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

http://community.virginmedia.com/t5/...d/td-p/1119141

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As we begin migrating you to your new faster broadband speeds, we're making some changes to our subscriber traffic management (STM) policies to help maintain the quality of broadband service you've come to expect.

So we’re reducing the downstream speed reduction on 30Mb and above from 75% to 50% and introducing STM on 50Mb and 100Mb. We'll be publishing the full information on this on Monday at http://www.virginmedia.com/traffic/

In addition as part of the speed doubling programme, where you'll receive faster speeds and with the significant additional investment we're making to our network, we'll be trialling a variety of different approaches to traffic management over the coming months to make the system more intelligent and flexible, while ensuring the optimal quality of service. We'll publish more information on this as soon as it's available.
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Old 30-03-2012, 13:23   #2
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

So when the 200Mb comes out, that will be free from STM, giving us an incentive to move over to it.
Quite clever if i'm right. Saying that, that's not that often mind
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Old 30-03-2012, 13:27   #3
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

I thought the 50Mb service has always had some sort of traffic management on it , or am I confusing that with something else?

I sure I got some sort of warning letter just after I subscribed to it ... ?
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Old 30-03-2012, 16:36   #4
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

seems people still get frequently confused on this.

VM run STM and protocol shaping, 2 types of traffic management.

The latter (protocol) is on all tiers during peak hours.
The former (STM) was on up/down on all tiers below 50mbit and on UP on 50meg.

STM affects all traffic and isnt protocol sensitive.

This announcement seems to squash the rumoured change which would have been to scrap protocol shaping and replace it with some sort of intelligent STM (comcast style).
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Old 30-03-2012, 16:38   #5
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

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This announcement seems to squash the rumoured change which would have been to scrap protocol shaping and replace it with some sort of intelligent STM (comcast style).
Thisn't the only change:

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we'll be trialling a variety of different approaches to traffic management over the coming months to make the system more intelligent and flexible, while ensuring the optimal quality of service. We'll publish more information on this as soon as it's available
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Old 30-03-2012, 17:10   #6
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

I read that also, but it would be a very strange move to do this change and then another change (more major) soon after. Although knowing VM.....
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

As long as the limits are reasonable, I am fine with it, so long as it means I can max out my connection more often at peak times and not suffer poor pings.
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

So they are introducing STM on 50Mb and 100Mb what about the 120Mb, so that means once my speed has been increased from 50Mb to 100Mb that if I get STM'd I will still get 50Mb sounds good to me.
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

OK just rang up and they said 100/120 mb will be 250gig before STM kicks in and then a 50% reduction in speed, and STM times will run from 10AM till 3PM, but he didn't know about the protocol shaping? And the upload will be 120gig before STM kicks in.....

Was going to leave but the changes seem fair enough to me, plus infinity has been put back 3 months in my area!!!!
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

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So they are introducing STM on 50Mb and 100Mb what about the 120Mb, so that means once my speed has been increased from 50Mb to 100Mb that if I get STM'd I will still get 50Mb sounds good to me.
well you must be easily pleased then, cause it sounds proper (Mod Edit, please do not try to avoid the swear filter) to me
STM on 100mb, people will leave in there droves if there FTTC enabled

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250gig if you believe that, you'll believe anything
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

Can't see how its possible to do 250 gig in 5 hours anyway and only did just under 200gig last month!
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

Last week I did 30 gig in slightly over an hour on 50meg. OS Maps are kinda huge
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Re: Traffic Management Changes - April 2nd

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Might be time to get in contact with BT Infinity...
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I might just celebrate by extending my Astraweb subscription by a month!!!!!
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