[e2e] QoS vs Bandwidth Overprovisioning

Christian Huitema huitema at exchange.microsoft.com
Wed Apr 25 10:22:52 PDT 2001


The number 1 complaint is not about QoS, but about lack of bandwidth.
The general public mostly complains when something that is expected to
work, e.g. reading a web page, does not. The root of the complaints is
most frequently an under-provisioned element somewhere, e.g. an
overloaded server. Indeed, the most striking area of under-provisioning
is the access loop, and a fair amount of complaints would be related to
the slow pace of broadband deployment. 

-- Christian Huitema

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred Baker [mailto:fred at cisco.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2001 9:26 AM
> To: RJ Atkinson
> Cc: end2end-interest
> Subject: Re: [e2e] QoS vs Bandwidth Overprovisioning
> At 08:10 AM 4/25/2001 -0400, RJ Atkinson wrote:
> >Bandwidth overprovisioning has worked for most of the
> >last decade.
> tell me, then why we hear so regularly that the Internet doesn't work?
> seem to have a disconnect between somebody and somebody, and it isn't
> the folks complaining read about it in the newspaper.

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