Before gaming became the global powerhouse that it is today, internet gaming traffic has always had a nasty habit of being treated as “unwanted’ or given very low assurance levels by stingy network admins all over the world. The reason for this is that normally games use “high ports” for communicating and this is often identified as peer to peer file swopping and or illegal downloads.
Browsing webpages, downloading email, file transfer protocol and of late VOIP has in the past been given priority over all other traffic making poor gamers struggle to get a decent experience when playing games online. Having an unshaped internet connection where all of your traffic is not treated or shaped at all was always the way to go, however this came at a premium rate.
Here at MWEB, we recognise the importance of gaming traffic and want to be able to deliver the very best gaming experience possible to our entire customer base. Since becoming a tier 1 ISP giving us greater control of the network traffic priority, we take measure to ensure that gaming traffic receives the highest priority on our network, including PSN, Xbox Live and PC gaming traffic. As a gamer, you can now enjoy the benefits previously only seen on unshaped connections without having to pay a higher price.
We regard online gamers as the formula 1 race car drivers of the internet, demanding the best latency and stability for their connections, so their endorsement of our network is important to us.