Online games to improve quality of broadband internet?

Posted on Wednesday, December 08 2004 @ 0:02 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The rapid growth in online game playing will put pressure on broadband networks to evolve, according to research published this week by Sandvine.

The Internet traffic-monitoring company said Tuesday that Microsoft's "Halo 2"--a popular first-person shooter game--has boosted traffic on Xbox Live as players rush to compete over the Net.

Sandvine's latest statistics showed that Xbox Live traffic quadrupled when "Halo 2" was launched on Nov. 9, and it has stayed at that level since. Sandvine claims that this will put added pressure on ISPs to improve the quality of their broadband offerings, as users will demand reliability and low latency. Read more at

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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Re: Online games to improve quality of broadband internet?
by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 08 2004 @ 19:41 CET
I love online games