Limiting Factors in Widespread Adoption of Active Queue Management in the Philippines’ Consumer Electronics Space


Min Guk I. Chi, S P Jain School of Global Management, Australia


The premise that Active Queue Management (AQM) is effective in both quantitative and qualitative settings in residential and enterprise networks has repeatedly been established in multiple papers from academic journals along with private studies in addressing bufferbloat, characterized as excessive latency because of heavy network utilization. However, the presence and understanding of bufferbloat mitigation is absent and not well-known in the Philippine Internet of Things space except enthusiasts, willing to take the time to examine the concept along with its benefits. Hence, this paper examines possible reasons as to why AQM is not widely adopted by Philippine consumers and industries in increasing productivity considering the COVID-19 Pandemic: a lack of basic understanding of bufferbloat and its implications, the complexity of the concept, the know-how required to execute its implementation being far too high, and the lack of perceived benefit by existing telecommunications players in the country.


Active Queue Management, Consumer Adoption, COVID-19, Bufferbloat.

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