Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 10 April 2008 11:32

BBC and ISPs row over iPlayer

Written by Nick Farell

Image

Stop breaking the Internet


ISPs are complaining that the BBC's iPlayer is choking up their networks with large video content and they want the television company to pay to upgrade their lines.

ISPs say the on-demand TV service is putting a strain on their networks, which need to be upgraded to cope. In its first three months more than 42m programs have been accessed using the video on demand service. Watchdog Ofcom thinks that will cost ISPs in the region of £830m to pay for the extra capacity needed to allow for services like the iPlayer.

Simon Gunter, from ISP Tiscali, has been quoted as saying that the BBC should stump up a bit of cash to solve the problem. Ashley Highfield, head of future media and technology at the corporation, has said he believes the cost of network upgrades should be carried by ISPs. Some ISPs have threatened to throttle the service so that users cannot download that much from the service.

Analysts say that the reason that ISPs are in trouble is because they have priced themselves on the assumption that people would only use the connection for email.

More here.
Last modified on Thursday, 10 April 2008 15:54

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments