TV Streaming Impacts NZ ISP Performance?
TV Streaming Impacts ISP
Large dips in Speed evident during Peak viewing hours
The market for television and movies on the Internet (Over-the-Top-Technology, or OTT) suddenly took off this year, and March appears to be the month that demand started to impact supply.
While Most ISPs would have increased
capacity to prepare for the extra demand, it would appear
the balance of supply and demand we have seen for many
months is no longer present. In March, both
Vodafone and Slingshot had
severe DSL performance reductions during the peak demand
hours of 8pm to 10pm, while Snap and
Spark also dropped
TrueNet's March report demonstrates 9pm demand exceeding supply in all technologies, although worse in DSL.
Have NZ ISPs prepared for OTT video or not?