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Has O2 relaxed traffic management on The Works package?

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.


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!


  • audioslim
  • over 8 years ago

"relaxed if an update" should be, of course "relaxeed in an update"

  • MrTAToad2
  • over 8 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.

  • otester
  • over 8 years ago

But they block the pirate bay so no need to limit p2p any more.

  • timmay
  • over 8 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

  • acpsd775
  • over 8 years ago


Never heard of a proxy/vpn?

  • otester
  • over 8 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?

  • jroadley
  • over 8 years ago


Why would you want to go with them anyways when there are better providers?

  • otester
  • over 8 years ago

@acpsd775/otester, I think/hope he was being sarcastic :D

  • Gzero
  • over 8 years ago

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