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Re: is this like a peering war somehow?
From: Mikael Abrahamsson <swmike () swm pp se>
Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 13:54:34 +0100 (CET)

On Fri, 20 Jan 2006, Alexander Harrowell wrote:

Whatever. No-one's actually trying to do "some packets are more equal than others" here in Europe, except for the mobile people with IMS and such. BT just transferred its access network into a new division with a specific remit to provide open access to all ISPs and alt- tels who want it.

My guess would be that basically everybody doing triple play will prioritize the IPTV and VoIP packets in their network including the access. Considering that streaming UDP IPTV requires very very low packet loss, much better than Best Effort, this is needed to provide a good quality service.

If you do LLQ you want to make sure you can control what goes into that class, that can be done several ways, including disallowing anything you don't know about (transit/ix) to go there.

This is preferential treatment for some packets and it makes perfect technological sense.

Mikael Abrahamsson    email: swmike () swm pp se

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