Friday, August 15, 2014

T-Mobile to Shape Misusage Over LTE

Years after P2P identification and shaping was almost the only business for DPI products in the fixed market (starting with music files going to video), it is back again - to LTE networks.

Cam Bunton reports to TmoNews that In an "..internal memo to staff, it’s been revealed that T-Mobile is going to clamp down on users taking advantage of their unlimited 4G/LTE plans for peer-to-peer file sharing and other misuse of their data allowance" (see the leaked document below) 

Misuse, a-la T-Mobile, includes P2P file-sharing, but also other popular uses, such as M2M (here) "using the Service in connection with server devices or host computer applications, including continuous Web camera posts or broadcastsautomatic data feedsautomated machine-to-machine connections or peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing applications that are broadcast to multiple servers or recipients, “bots” or similar routines that could disrupt net user groups or email use by others or other applications that denigrate network capacity or functionality"

Will the FCC send now a new set of questions to US MNOs, based violating the open Internet principles by discriminating content?  (see "FCC Expands Traffic Management Policies Questioning to all MNOs" - here

See "T-Mobile to throttle customers who use unlimited LTE data for torrents/p2p" - here.

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