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Breaching China's Great Firewall is hard. Pushing packets faster than 1Mbps once through is the Boss Fight

razorfishsl Silver badge

It is simple......

The carriers get paid a FIXED amount for adsl and other such bullshit, but for mobile they get to charge for the data...

That's why you see 40Gb fiber to their mast head controllers, but are lucky if you can get a 100mb line fitted into the factory below the mast equipment...

Then you have the situation where mobile data is packet switched between ultra modern infrastructure, where as house hold & factory kit is usually plugged into half assed rack equipment at the ISP...

Also he is incorrect in this statment:

“all packet types share the same packet loss — TCP, UDP and ICMP don’t have noticeable differences."

this is completely incorrect.. and can be proved by changing the packet size...,

There are "fixes" to ensure the network looks faster than it is...

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