Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




421 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 83


# 207853 17-Jan-2017 09:08
Send private message

Apologies if there's a better place to have posted this, I couldn't find a generic UFB forum...

 

I've discovered that my ISP (a small, local outfit) designates high and low priority data to it's users. I'm currently on a 250GB UFB 100/20 plan where all the data I receive is categorised as "high priority" - I understand this to mean fastest available to my plan without any backend algorithms being applied to throttle it. If I go for unlimited however, I still only get 250GB of this high priority data - anything used above this threshold is low priority data (slower I think...)

 

 

 

Is this the norm? Are other users here aware if such data management profiles exist with their/other providers? I've just done a live chat with Stuff Fibre and the CS operative advises me that no such data management applies to their service


Create new topic
What does this tag do
1007 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 216

Subscriber

  # 1704491 17-Jan-2017 09:15
Send private message

That sounds slightly unusual

 

Business customers can buy 'priority' bandwidth I guess you could call it - for example, purchase a committed rate of 10Mbps and it is burstable to 100Mbps (lower priority)

 

But it seems strange to do it based on volume of data (in your case) rather than the rate of data.

 

EDIT: UFB certainly has the ability to tag traffic as high or low priority, but that is different again as you get 2.5Mbps (or something) high priority (rate), and really just designed for ensuring VoIP traffic for example is protected


I fix stuff!
1745 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 422

Trusted
Vocus
Subscriber

  # 1704493 17-Jan-2017 09:16
Send private message

The "high priority" QoS queue is available on all fibre circuits. Its up to the RSP to define what its used for. Most will use it for VOIP traffic so phone calls don't break up when doing heavy downloading.

 

 

 

 


 
 
 
 




421 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 83


  # 1704499 17-Jan-2017 09:23
Send private message

Sounddude:

 

The "high priority" QoS queue is available on all fibre circuits. Its up to the RSP to define what its used for. Most will use it for VOIP traffic so phone calls don't break up when doing heavy downloading.

 

 

 

 

 

 

So it's at the ISP's own discretion as to how they (or even IF they) use it? I got the impression from the tech I spoke with that it was determined by the arrangement they have with the data wholesaler...


27781 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 7270

Moderator
Trusted
Biddle Corp
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1704516 17-Jan-2017 09:35
Send private message

JEDENZED:

 

Apologies if there's a better place to have posted this, I couldn't find a generic UFB forum...

 

I've discovered that my ISP (a small, local outfit) designates high and low priority data to it's users. I'm currently on a 250GB UFB 100/20 plan where all the data I receive is categorised as "high priority" - I understand this to mean fastest available to my plan without any backend algorithms being applied to throttle it. If I go for unlimited however, I still only get 250GB of this high priority data - anything used above this threshold is low priority data (slower I think...)

 

 

 

Is this the norm? Are other users here aware if such data management profiles exist with their/other providers? I've just done a live chat with Stuff Fibre and the CS operative advises me that no such data management applies to their service

 

 

Every UFB plan has a CIR/EIR component. This will only work when your RSP uses VLAN tagging for it's connection as the CIR and EIR are delivered with different 802.1p tags.

 

The EIR component is your headline speed (ie 100Mbps). The CIR component is around 2.5Mbps - 5Mbps on most plans. It's designed to be used for things such as VoIP to guarantee latency.

 

I suspect you're a little confused about what your RSP is doing as it's not possible for your ISP to deliver you your first 250GB over the CIR unless they're limiting your speed to 2.5Mbps. OIt would be totrally illogical to do what they're doing in the way you think they're doing it. I suspect it's dimensioning within their network, not UFB.

 

 

 

 




421 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 83


  # 1704524 17-Jan-2017 09:44
Send private message

 

I suspect you're a little confused about what your RSP is doing

 

 

 

 

I suspect that you suspect right...

 

 

 

I'm going in to see them in store today to discuss a raft of issues I'm having which I think mainly relate to the modem/router that they provide so on their advice I'm trialling a different model. The point of high vs low priority data that was raised by the tech is secondary and only applies to me if I upgrade to an unlimited plan so I'll discuss this with him and get a better understanding of what it is that he actually means rather than what I think it is that he means... if you know what I mean...

 

 

 

;)


8439 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2889

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1704821 17-Jan-2017 17:06
Send private message

JEDENZED:

 

Apologies if there's a better place to have posted this, I couldn't find a generic UFB forum...

 

 

 

 

you mean this one? New Zealand Broadband

 

This forum is for users to discuss broadband (including UFB) and landline services in New Zealand and to help each other in using these resources. Please use this forum only if there isn't one for your specific ISP. Posts that are specific to an ISP will be moved to its own subforum.




421 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 83


  # 1704830 17-Jan-2017 17:33
Send private message

Jase2985:

 

JEDENZED:

 

Apologies if there's a better place to have posted this, I couldn't find a generic UFB forum...

 

 

 

 

you mean this one? New Zealand Broadband

 

This forum is for users to discuss broadband (including UFB) and landline services in New Zealand and to help each other in using these resources. Please use this forum only if there isn't one for your specific ISP. Posts that are specific to an ISP will be moved to its own subforum.

 

 

 

 

Why yes, yes indeed MrJase2985 von Smartypants... :D 

 

 

 

You must be a Virgo...


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

HPE to acquire supercomputing leader Cray
Posted 20-May-2019 11:07


Techweek starting around NZ today
Posted 20-May-2019 09:52


Porirua City Council first to adopt new council software solution Datascape
Posted 15-May-2019 12:00


New survey provides insight into schools' technology challenges and plans
Posted 15-May-2019 09:30


Apple Music now available on Alexa devices in Australia and New Zealand
Posted 15-May-2019 09:11


Make a stand against cyberbullying this Pink Shirt Day
Posted 14-May-2019 20:23


Samsung first TV manufacturer to launch the Apple TV App and Airplay 2
Posted 14-May-2019 20:11


Vodafone New Zealand sold
Posted 14-May-2019 07:25


Kordia boosts cloud performance with locally-hosted Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 10:25


Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute in New Zealand opens up faster, more secure internet for Kiwi businesses
Posted 8-May-2019 09:39


Vocus Communications to deliver Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions through Azure ExpressRoute
Posted 8-May-2019 09:25


Independent NZ feature film #statusPending to premiere during WLG-X
Posted 6-May-2019 22:13


The ultimate dog photoshoot with Nokia 9 PureView #ForgottenDogsofInstagram
Posted 6-May-2019 09:41


Nokia 9 PureView available in New Zealand
Posted 6-May-2019 09:06


Motorola Solutions joins local partners to deliver advanced communications network in New Zealand
Posted 30-Apr-2019 21:50



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.