mercutio:hamish225:Ragnor:sbiddle: The challenge for Chorus / LFC's and ISP's is actually engineering the CIR - in effect allocating 2.5Mbps of guaranteed traffic to users when this bandwidth will sit dormant for most of the time.
Apart from the odd issue EUBA has worked relatively well with no per user dimensioning.
It doesn't matter because probably no one is going to use the voip port on the ONT nor the CIR tagged traffic for consumer plans.
Pretty much every ISP is just using EUBA0, not bothering with vlan tagging and just sending voip over the best effort internet bandwidth then doing some QoS/management/engineering of traffic inside the ISP network to smooth things out.
This is probably going to continue for UFB
Having CIR's for special tagged traffic on the consumer bitstream offerings seem like a retarded waste of time to me.
Business plans sure.
maybe they should make regualr http traffic have the 2.5Mb/s cir, so that the guy down the road with the dedicated torrent machine doesn't slow down the tech savvyy grandma who likes to browse trademe quickly?
2.5megabit/sec isn't quick.
still better than nothing i guess, why even have it then, what's the point?