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Re: Vonage Hits ISP Resistance

  • From: Randy Bush
  • Date: Thu Mar 31 11:58:12 2005

>> 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+).

the seven biggest isps in japan recently cooperated on a really
good paper measuring a lot about broadband use in japan.  it is
in the most recent ccr, v35n1 jan 05.  sorry, siteseer seems not
to have it yet.

randy





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