Following the details we released last week concerning the migration of Pipex users to the Tiscali LLU network, The Register has done some further digging and has been informed by an internal source from one of the Pipex brands Tiscali acquired of further details behind the actions.
"The logic is that we'll save more money placing customers on the Tiscali backhaul per month than we will lose from customers migrating away."
"So far we've had our SMTP Servers replaced with Tiscali's Iron Ports and now we've been forced to replace our DNS Servers with Tiscali's."Source inside Tiscali
There is also an indication that Tiscali intend to place a full block on any peer-to-peer traffic at peak times. This will affect not only the commonly used networks used for file sharing, but also services like BBC iPlayer and 4oD which also use peer-to-peer to distribute content. With recent speculation of a Tiscali sell off in the coming years, it should be no surprise that Tiscali will try and reduce costs as much as possible, whilst boosting profits to make the company a more attractive buy. Steps have already been seen in this direction with the intention of offering quad-play services to customers later this year.