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Don't call it throttling: Ericsson 'priority' tech gives users their own slice of spectrum

JetSetJim Silver badge

Been done before

I saw UMTS networks that gave users different data rates based on their subscription type. Not a huge leap to "optimise the network" (aka penalise/throttle heavy users) via policy control in this way just by expanding the enum for "subscription type" to include that information, ignoring the probably extensions added into the LTE specs - this could be set to only kick in when there's congestion, or run all the time..

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