I give it 6 months before it collapses under the leachers
Screeb: Predicted answer from Telecom NZ as to why they don't offer this in NZ: "Different markets" (yeah, because they actually have to compete in AU)
cokemaster: Bigtime isn't throttled, it has traffic shaping.
NonprayingMantis: different costs too.
Ragnor: It looks like Big Time to me.
No capping and throttling is marketing spin - they mean no fixed data cap and no throttling to 64kbit after cap is exceeded (just like Big Time).
It will most certainly be traffic managed like Big Time, I read somewhere it's using effectively the same hardware tools to do the job.
I believe it even has the same 2am - 9am offpeak unmanaged p2p window that Big Time has.
Summary: It's Big Time in AU
Ragnor: Disregarding the off peak part it's still going to be like Big Time in that national traffic is fast/un-managed and international traffic will be some form of total bandwidth pool that gets shared out between all active users.
The contention ratio for international bandwidth will be whatever it economically sustainable, could be 1000:1, who knows?
Additionally it would be insane for them to not manage p2p/rapidshare traffic, so expect that to be managed in peak time.
As noted overseas the larger the scale of the ISP/customer base the easier it is to offer an unlimited plan.
It'll be interesting to see early reports of "performance" on this plan. $5 says it's exacty like Big Time.
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