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BTWholesale's New Broadband Max (8Mbps) Profiles

Posted: 15th May, 2007 By: MarkJ
Thinkbroadband reports that BTWholesale are preparing to introduce additional BRAS Data Rate (IP Profile) settings for their 'up to' 8Mbps R/ADSL IPstream Max products. It's believed that the changes could improve speeds for people on the slower side of MAX connections:

Currently there are sixteen IP Profile values possible, with an additional four at 350Kbps, 750Kbps, 1250Kbps and 1750Kbps to be added on 31st July 2007 (the current settings are documented in one of our FAQ's). This should mean that someone now syncing at just under 1152Kbps, e.g 1056Kbps would get an IP Profile of 750Kbps, rather than the 500Kbps they currently get. No changes have been announced to the way the IP Profile waits for three days before increasing to match the setting for your current sync speed.

In plain English; customers on a MAX 'up to' 8Mbps ISP package that connect at between 250Kbps to 2Mbps could see a slight speed improvement.
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