Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

Vodafone wins TrueNet 3G shootout
Posted on 14-Feb-2014 10:50 by Bill Bennett. | Tags Filed under: News.



Mobile broadband downloads and uploads are now faster on Vodafoneís 3 network than on Telecom or 2degrees. Thatís the verdict of the latest testing by Truenet†which compared speeds at a series of locations in central Auckland and Wellington.

The tests show that Vodafoneís 3G network was lagging its competitors at the end of 2012. By the last quarter of 2013 it was significantly ahead with average mobile download speeds running at almost 4Mbps in Wellington and 4.5Mbps in Auckland.

While Vodafoneís speeds improved, average download speeds on Telecomís 3G network were slower in both Auckland and Wellington. 2degrees managed a small improvement.

In Wellington, TrueNet said Telecomís download speeds worsened slightly from the fourth quarter of 2012 to the fourth quarter of 2013.

Thereís a vast difference between advertised download speeds on 3G network and what happens in everyday use. One reason for this is the available bandwidth is shared by all the users on a site.

Given that Vodafone introduced its 4G network between the two tests, itís possible the speed improvement is down to less crowding with speed-hungry Vodafone customers moving to the new network.



The post Vodafone wins TrueNet 3G shootout appeared first on digitl.



comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

WINZ expected to pay for a 3k treadmill
Created by johnr, last reply by Kyanar on 30-Aug-2015 18:37 (182 replies)
Pages... 11 12 13


Unhappy with Orcon refund policies
Created by MrTomato, last reply by surfisup1000 on 31-Aug-2015 22:23 (22 replies)
Pages... 2


After upgrading to VDSL not all the jackpoints are working?
Created by yudumcan, last reply by webwat on 30-Aug-2015 18:06 (62 replies)
Pages... 3 4 5


How seller of Chinese clones blatantly lie
Created by joker97, last reply by FPR on 1-Sep-2015 00:13 (57 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


VDSL Attenuation vs PreQual figures
Created by ElectronicFerret, last reply by webwat on 30-Aug-2015 18:18 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


Wrt54gv2 firmeare 3.03 to cable modem SB5101
Created by kiwigeek1, last reply by kiwigeek1 on 31-Aug-2015 22:19 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Post your vehicles
Created by TimA, last reply by DravidDavid on 31-Aug-2015 23:34 (155 replies)
Pages... 9 10 11


SKY launches FAN PASS 2.0 with new content, pricing plans and improved technology
Created by freitasm, last reply by Blurtie on 28-Aug-2015 08:35 (271 replies)
Pages... 17 18 19