Video Rewind: Rogers’ business services line-up

World of Warcraft players were dismayed to learn that Rogers Communications throttles their connections and makes gameplay more laggy than it should be.

Related News: Rogers admits throttling World of Warcraft gamers

It’s not that Rogers was purposely trying to delay that spell your warlock was trying to cast, it’s an unintended side-effect of the Internet service provider’s throttling of peer-to-peer traffic such as BitTorrent. It turns out Blizzard, the game’s developer, uses peer-to-peer file transfers to deliver updates to their beloved game. So when players are receiving updates or downloading BitTorrent files while playing Warcraft, they are suffering a bandwidth hit. Rogers says it’s working to find a solution, but won’t be able to implement one until June.

While Rogers’ in this case is dealing with a mostly consumer issue (unless you work as a World of Warcraft gold farmer), the company does of course offer many business services that include Internet and mobility services. Here’s a round-up of services that talked to Gordon Stein, VP of business segment at Rogers, about in September 2010.

Would you recommend this article?


Thanks for taking the time to let us know what you think of this article!
We'd love to hear your opinion about this or any other story you read in our publication.

Jim Love, Chief Content Officer, IT World Canada

Featured Download

Related Tech News

Get ITBusiness Delivered

Our experienced team of journalists brings you engaging content targeted to IT professionals and line-of-business executives delivered directly to your inbox.