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Comcast Announces Traffic Shaping Techniques like APconnections' NetEqualizer

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September 23, 2008

Comcast Announces Traffic Shaping Techniques like APconnections' NetEqualizer

By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor

Colorado-based APconnections, a supplier of plug-and-play bandwidth shaping products, has announced that Comcast will be implementing behavior-based traffic shaping techniques which were similar to the ones featured in APconnections’ NetEqualizer (News - Alert).

Comcast will deploy a highly-targeted protocol-agnostic management system which does not depend on what applications a customer uses and depends only on the total bandwidth being used in the final few minutes.
The APconnections management team lauded Comcast (News - Alert) for using the equitable behavior-based technology for controlling congestions on the Internet. The Comcast announcement is expected to confirm the effectiveness and viability of the NetEqualizer line which is being used by smaller ISPs throughout the world.
NetEqualizer uses the fairness algorithm and has been successful these past five years in giving equal access when ever there was congestion in the network. NetEqualizer is a plug-and-play product deployed by multi-national corporations, office complexes, universities, schools, and remote ISP’s throughout the world.
It installs within minutes and it delegates bandwidth without the need for administrators to build and manage extensive policy libraries. Behavior shaping technology controls bandwidth automatically and the deployment of NetEqualizer results in higher QoS, optimal network performance, as well as increases subscriber productivity.
“Although we did not have any technical collaboration with Comcast on their solution, we certainly are excited to have a large player in this field adopting a strategy similar to ours for quelling Internet congestion,” remarked Art Reisman, CEO of APconnections.
“We wish them success and will support them publicly in any way possible. We believe Comcast is setting a precedent in this area on a major scale, raising the tide and benefiting vendors in this field such as ourselves as well as consumers of Internet bandwidth,” he declared.
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Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Stefania Viscusi

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