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Has O2 relaxed traffic management on The Works package?
Monday 18 June 2012 10:41:54 by Andrew Ferguson

A small change appears to have taken place with the traffic management policies on O2. The Works which is their premium service, has had the amount of management on it relaxed, if an update to the companies traffic management pages are correct.

The change is that restrictions on peer to peer protocols has been removed, the Key Facts Indicator reflects the change also, and indicates that traffic management may still be used 'for people who use much more than a normal household could possibly use. The kind of amount you could only use with lots of computers eating up data almost constantly.'

O2 has faced stiff competition from Sky, who if they continue to grow at the pace they have been, will be larger than TalkTalk in a few months. A more liberal traffic management policy may help to retain or attract new customers, but only if the premium pricing is seen to offer a premium service.


Posted by audioslim over 5 years ago
As soon as I decorate the living room I'm off to back to Sky Fibre from O2.
£14.50 a month for 4.5 mb vs Sky Fibre at £19.99 is a no brainer.

Come on O2/BE get a grip of yourselves you've sat still for 3 years now!

Posted by MrTAToad2 over 5 years ago
"relaxed if an update" should be, of course "relaxeed in an update"
Posted by otester over 5 years ago
O2 has become VM.

Sky LLU has been great so far, if I move to a town/city I will get their Fibre product.
Posted by timmay over 5 years ago
But they block the pirate bay so no need to limit p2p any more.
Posted by acpsd775 over 5 years ago
@timmay so the other thousands of torrent sites dont count because TPB is blocked lol.

o2 did lose the plot a bit when they thought caps/TM was a good thing especial seen as they raised the price at the same time they went from good and cheap to crap and expensive over night
Posted by otester over 5 years ago

Never heard of a proxy/vpn?

Posted by jroadley over 5 years ago
Is o2 just shaping at peak times, so if I went with them and used usenet after midnight I'd get line speed?
Posted by otester over 5 years ago

Why would you want to go with them anyways when there are better providers?
Posted by Gzero over 5 years ago
@acpsd775/otester, I think/hope he was being sarcastic :D
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