Why is uplink speed half or quarter compared to the downlink?

why is uplink speed half or quarter compared to the downlink ?

is it in pakistan or everywhere in world?

It is a common strategy since most times, the downlink traffic is much higher than the uplink traffic. It is employed all over the world but it depends on each provider and the particular service package.

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It is a common strategy since most times, the downlink traffic is much higher than the uplink traffic. It is employed all over the world but it depends on each provider and the particular service package.
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the question is why? not how…

if its coming down …its using someones uplink too…

does this mean most of the down link traffic is website generated thats why downlink is cheap?

any one care to see this

https://www.bethere.co.uk/homebroadband.do

downlink and uplink and cost

This might suggest an answer to your question:

http://www.broadbandinfo.com/internet-access/speed-test/upload-download-speed.html

As far as I know:

Opportunity cost of transmitting data outwards > Opportunity cost of incoming data [from the ISP's perspective]

By restricting upload speeds, more people are able to "browse" and "download" on the same connection. It means more business for ISPs. The usage for 99% of users is inherently more "download" than "upload" Trends like Bittorrent and P2P are obviously changing this and increasing the cost of doing business for ISPs...

Hosting providers are on the other end of this equation, as the need more "upload" and less "download"...

it also depends on the technology u use for for example on dsl u cant have a symmetric connection due to a frequency issue while on wireless mediums like Wimax u can have a symmetric connection e.g wateen is providing a symmetric connection to all of its users

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SDSL = Symmetric Digital Subscriber Line

Its a bit expensive compared to ADSL. But I think Multinet used to offer SDSL at the start, atleast they claimed to me it was SDSL but not sure.

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yes u r correct SDSL can be used but it isnt really commercial and the problem with it is that when u have it on ur fone line is that u cant use the phone service

For a very long time micronet dsl's home packages had the same up and downlink (256kbps); their CIR packages are still teh same

Nayatel's packages are 512/512, but this FO not dsl.

@ruhaan jslip

Do u get the same upload as much as download, at wateen??

may be because they dont want every gama maja to start a webserver at home.....

one can do very easily if ptcl gives 4mb up speed...