Traffic Conditioning

Speed Limit

Often there would be a need for an ISP to prioritize or delay a set of packets. Sometimes this is done to enhance the user experience, and other times to up-sell a set of their services. For example, VoIP & HTTP data must get priority over FTP & P2P data, so that the user experience is good. ISP’s might want to set hard limits on some applications, for example no more than 5 mbps for FTP data. Some ISP’s would offer differentiated services, and up-sell higher bandwidth for online gaming to their subscribers. And almost always, the ISP’s would limit the bandwidth on a per client basis, based upon the plan sold to the subscriber.

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