Sify keeps complaining that commercial places are using their residential lines which is why they have limits at all. Do you know of any cybercafes or are they common or what? Any other commercial activity that profits from this?
Well there are Sify branded cybercafes called Sify i-Ways that are I guess set up just like a CTO sets up his business i.e with his own SU and bandwidth leased from Sify. So Sify i-Ways would be explicitly commercial enterprises set up using Sify's bandwidth for the same.But I agree that it's hard to see how anyother cybercafe could function if it tried to exploit the residential packs for commercial usage with the restrictions Sify has always had, earlier by reducing our speed and now by reducing our validity.I think Sify simply means by commercial activity, heavy downloads of the order of 1 GB/day or such. They are saying that they suspect their unlimited residential packs are being used for commercial activity while they actually mean to say that don't use our bandwidth like there's no tomorrow since we won't give it to you so cheap.
Well see a usual cybercafe needs at least 256 kbps speed.For this a cybercafe owner will buy atleast 4 packs of unlimited 48 kbps pack(assuming each gives an average of 64 kbps)So he will get 150x4=600 MB of data transfer a day600 MB is far more than required for cybercage use....bcoz people usually browse, chat and email....and dont download stuff thereSo infact the 150 MB limit a day is not at all effective in checking cybercafe misuse rather it's a nuisance to power home users.