How will UK Broadband stand up to the iOS 9 onslaught
So far none of the 'will break the Internet' events that fill the headlines have actually broken it yet, but as with the recent Windows 10 roll-out, Apple releasing iOS 9 into the wild is likely to have an impact on peoples latency and speed performance. The software update that may be on the way is expected to be around 1GB in size and is expected to be released at 6pm (10am PST) on Wednesday 16th September.
Generally the larger providers who have a CDN cache or two inside their network will usually fare well, with the bottleneck often being the speed of the cache delivering content to users, but as with other large download events we do expect to see some providers hitting capacity limits at various pinch points on their networks. So be warned, tonight may not be the best evening for online gaming or other latency sensitive activities.
For those whose home broadband is so slow that 1GB may feel as it will take forever to arrive, consider a visit to a quiet public Wi-Fi hot-spot for faster speeds, or for those living or passing through London and with access to Virgin Media Wi-Fi on the London Underground you might enjoy the 50 Mbps and faster speeds that many stations now offer.