What Has Happened
Generally, three are two types of bandwidth throttling available on network equipment:
Unfortunately, setting the oversubscription ratio is an empirical exercise, and over time, the oversubscription ratio tends to decrease as more devices, each consuming more bandwidth, are connecting to your networks. In the pre-smartphone days, a 30:1 or even 40:1 was common for most wired / wireless networks.
Of course, in reality complex networks are an Animal Farm (i.e. while all client devices are equal, some client devices are “more equal” than others). Thus, different classes of users will require different levels of service.
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