Telstra's plans to ease its traffic jams

Despite customer wariness, pricing models to shift usage patterns on Telstra's wireless network would be no different than the same measures taken by electric companies or toll roads to spread the load.

Earlier this year Telstra ignited something of a controversy among the technically-minded by revealing it was planning to trial a range of measures to "manage" the traffic on its wireless network.

Among those measures was "shaping", or restricting the bandwidth available to particular types of services, namely some peer-to-peer services.

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