Vodacom BlackBerry ‘anti-abuse’ user migration ongoing

Vodacom is rolling out their ‘anti-abuse’ system to all users, but the actual implementation will only start later

March 27, 2012
Vodacom BlackBerry

Vodacom is currently in the process of rolling out their BlackBerry anti-abuse system to all their users, but the actual implementation will only start once they have completed this process and have had a chance to analyse the data that they get from the new system.

Vodacom’s new traffic monitoring and management system was built in partnership with Research in Motion (RIM), making it possible for the operator to view ‘inside’ the BlackBerry network.

“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.

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 said that they cannot currently give an exact update on the number of BlackBerry users who have been migrated, but they hope to complete the process in the coming weeks.

“We’re in the process of implementing the system, but the exact method of usage and outcomes from there will depend on the results from the data we get once all users are on board,” Vodacom said.

Related articles

New BlackBerry anti-abuse system from Vodacom

Beware being sued for BlackBerry transfers

Cheaper BlackBerry Internet Service (BIS) packages from Virgin Mobile

BlackBerry fees to be cut?

Why BlackBerry rules SA smartphone market

Tags: BlackBerry, Headline, Vodacom

Free Email Newsletter:
Subscribe

Shutterstock is the image partner of MyBroadband – technology images can be found here

Join the conversation

Connect with MyBB

twitterfacebookandroidappleblackberrynewsletterfeed

Poll

What type of broadband connection do you have at the office?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More News

Eskom may launch higher critical peak day pricing

Eskom power lines

Early results from a pilot project, whereby customers are charged higher rates for power on selected peak demand days, were “very promising”, Eskom said

You may get money from Eskom for running your generator

Eskom

Eskom is engaging property owners in an effort to contract their stand-by generator capacity to reduce the electricty demand on the national grid

We will use any legal avenue to kill Vodacom-Neotel deal: Cell C

Neotel Vodacom

Cell C said that it will use legal avenues if necessary to prevent the planned deal between Vodacom and Neotel

Eskom talks about stage three load shedding

Eskom powerlines

Eskom implemented stage two rolling power cuts on Tuesday to help bolster power supply for the rest of the week

Free MyBroadband Newsletter:
Subscribe
X
bool(true)