New BlackBerry anti-abuse system from Vodacom

Vodacom is set to introduce a new traffic monitoring and management system for BlackBerry users to stop abuse on their network

March 15, 2012
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Vodacom is currently trialling a new network traffic monitoring and management system which is aimed at limiting the abuse on their BlackBerry network. Vodacom looks set to roll out the system in March 2012, which will affect all BlackBerry users.

Vodacom said that they developed the new traffic monitoring and management system in partnership with Research in Motion (RIM), and will go live once the system is ‘proven’.

“The solution provides the functionality typically used by Internet Service Providers to manage Internet traffic according to various parameters. These parameters can include applications, protocols, users, URLs and other criteria,” Vodacom said.

According to Vodacom this solution will help them to better manage on-device Internet usage, ensuring a better experience for all BIS users.

Vodacom said that the “overall plan is to implement the same approach taken by all other ISPs and manage specific protocols which will give BIS users the best possible on-device browsing experience.”

In layman’s terms it means that certain services, such as peer-to-peer services and large downloads, will be throttled (hence slower speeds) or disabled.

Vodacom could not provide exact details on which protocol will be shaped or disabled. “It is too early to give a definitive answer as we first need to put the solution in place, then analyse the traffic information and decide on a specific course of action,” said Vodacom.

It is rumoured that Vodacom is planning to implement the new BlackBerry traffic management system before the end of March.

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