I have been getting inquiries from people asking about the peer to peer issues with their Globe DSL. Today, Globe Telecom has issued a formal explanation regarding the issue. See details below:
These are information that are being disseminated to all CSRs to be relayed to customers when they inquire about the alleged bandwidth capping.
What is Peer-to-Peer (P2P)
P2P is a file sharing mechanism that allows files to be swapped directly between users’ computers instead of having the file first stored on a server between them. An example of a P2P application is BitTorrent.
What is our official message to NTC and to subs who have complained?
There was a network activity last Friday, May 15, that affected P2P applications. This is being corrected today and your connection experience will be back to normal by tomorrow.
Is Globe implementing Bandwidth capping?
No, we are not implementing any capping at this time.
Will Globe implement bangdwidth capping in the future?
We will have to review our network set-up and take appropriate action, if we detect abusive usage that degrades the quality of the network and affect other subscribersâ€™ experience.
Why will Globe do this?
This measure will only be taken if there is a clear need to protect all Globe subscribers from a few abusive users.
Note: It is estimated that 60% of the total bandwidth usage in the Philippines are used by P2P networks.