Alright, we got in an argument at my friend’s Duwaniya about limits and all… Got back home and felt like calculating the maximum possible bandwidth a speed can handle.
I don’t know if my calculations are right, so I need people to double check:
How many seconds do we have a month?
60 seconds x 60 minutes x 24 hours x 30 days.
So, 60 x 60 x 24 x 30 = 2592000 seconds a month.
I’ll take 1Mbps for an example to calculate the maximum bandwidth that speed can do.
So, since we get 1Mb each second, we technically get 2592000Mb bandwidth.
Divide it by 8 and you get a MB unit of measurement. So, 2592000 / 8 = 324000MB in a month
Now, to know how much Gigabytes a 1Mbps connection can possibly consume, we divide by 1024 and it’ll be something like this: 324000 / 1024 = 316.40625GB bandwidth in a month.
Now that I thought of it, I thought of building up a little nice table showing how shitty the internet here in Kuwait (Yes, I just snapped and started to realize how shitty things are).
* Bandwidth: The maximum possible bandwidth a connection can consume considering the calculations above
** Percentage: The limit percentage that have been assigned by ISP compared to the maximum bandwidth the speed can reach
*** KEMS Limit: It’s calculated based on KEMS daily limit.
Looking at the table above, I conclude the following:
The faster your speed, the lower the limit.
So, not just that we’re lagging (Specially while gaming… I mean, majority of gamers now relies on PwnPing to have decent gaming experience), having unstable connection, majorly rude\lying\inexperienced customer support\helpdesk (One reason I quit QNet for FT; I got verbally insulted by a Helpdesk employee and Customer Care officers didn’t do jack shit about it), no, that’s not enough… They cap our consumption to something even lower than 20%
Yes, Kuwait ISPs and MCO fails so hard… I’m glad that Al-Sadoun is taking actions.