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  Reply # 706472 25-Oct-2012 18:59 Send private message

kitto the WIFI is on




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  Reply # 706481 25-Oct-2012 19:22 Send private message

johnr: kitto the WIFI is on

I turned wifi back on once I had done the test to save data. :) It's definitely cellular, I'm using university internet at the moment and it is nowhere near that fast (just did a test, it's at about 1 Mbps download). The icon on the left is a cell tower, when you test on wifi it has a different icon.

But I did another one here (Wellington CBD - same place):

Not really sure why my ping is so bad. I would love to see some comparisons between Vodafone and Telecom in areas other than Auckland (aka Wellington). Might be tempted to change over if that was the case.


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  Reply # 706636 26-Oct-2012 07:46 Send private message



Here's the first one tested on 2degrees. It looks pretty good here, but unfortunately, it's not always this good. Typical speeds are in the range of 2-4Mbit/s. This was tested on Symonds St in Auckland City.

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  Reply # 706646 26-Oct-2012 08:12 Send private message

kitto:
Not really sure why my ping is so bad. I would love to see some comparisons between Vodafone and Telecom in areas other than Auckland (aka Wellington). Might be tempted to change over if that was the case.



The speedtest.net app isn't the best way to measure latency. Because a phone idles in rel99 mode before transitioning to HSDPA/HSPA/HSPA+ as required low amounts of data traffic aren't necessarly enough to force an instant transition so the latency results represent can often show rel99 figures, with the transition occuring and the speed results reflecting the HSDPA/HSPA/HSPA+ results.
 

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  Reply # 707027 26-Oct-2012 16:34 Send private message



Another one on 2degrees. Same location as before: on Symonds St in Auckland near the cellsite on Alfred St.

Pretty surprised to get these speeds. :)



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  Reply # 707042 26-Oct-2012 16:57 Send private message

bonkiebonks:

Another one on 2degrees. Same location as before: on Symonds St in Auckland near the cellsite on Alfred St.

Pretty surprised to get these speeds. :)



Whats with the 2degrees speeds ? I had no idea their network was that fast.
Have the implemented Dual carrier aswell ?




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  Reply # 707055 26-Oct-2012 17:18 Send private message

On Voda DC-HSPA+ as marked in Welly CBD


It is okay but not great considering I pull 7mbps easily on Telecom NZ (same server)

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  Reply # 707109 26-Oct-2012 18:37 Send private message

2degrees have deployed some DC sites in Auckland. They also have HSUPA but most speed tests won't show that due to the way it's configured.

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  Reply # 707112 26-Oct-2012 18:44 Send private message

johnr:

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Bwahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Our local coverage much faster now - best result so far is 9.9 down and 1.6 up.

Seems to average around 6 to 8 ish.

John assures me I can look forward to even faster speeds in the future! Excellent.

Since my home broadband is a pedestrian 3 mbps or thereabouts, I'd like mobile with 50 gb a month now...!










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  Reply # 707174 26-Oct-2012 21:02 Send private message

People do need to remember that speed isn't everything.

Accessability and retainability are IMHO a much bigger issue, and the two primary measures of network performance.







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  Reply # 708155 28-Oct-2012 22:58 Send private message

sbiddle: People do need to remember that speed isn't everything.

Accessability and retainability are IMHO a much bigger issue, and the two primary measures of network performance.






well said :)




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Vodafone fastest for iPhone 5 finds independent report

New Zealanders lucky enough to have an iPhone 5 now have unequivocal proof that their smartphone runs fastest on Vodafone’s network in Auckland and Wellington.

Independent tests using iPhone 5 in the Auckland and Wellington CBDs on all three of New Zealand’s mobile networks, found Vodafone’s network to be significantly faster than other operators’.  Vodafone was up to twice as fast as its nearest competitor in Auckland and close to 50% faster in Wellington.

The tests, conducted by Epitiro (global specialists in fixed and mobile broadband performance analysis) in early October, demonstrate the difference that widespread Dual Carrier HSPA technology makes.  Vodafone currently has 170 sites using this technology – significantly more than any other carrier in New Zealand.

The report found Vodafone’s download speed was faster than any other operator in both cities. “In Auckland Vodafone NZ was 96% faster than Telecom NZ and 110% faster than 2degrees with an average speed of 14.7Mbps. In Wellington, Vodafone NZ’s service was 52% faster than Telecom NZ and 87% faster than 2degrees.”

Upload speed showed similar differences. “In Auckland Vodafone NZ was twice as fast as Telecom NZ or 2degrees with an average speed of 2.4Mpbs. In Wellington Vodafone NZ’s service was 75% faster than Telecom NZ and 31% faster than 2degrees.”

It found the fastest peak speed was also on the Vodafone network with 26.9Mbps clocked in Auckland.

iPhone 5 is currently the only smartphone commercially available in New Zealand capable of supporting Dual Carrier HSPA technology.   Vodafone recently announced it is investing even further in this technology and will have more than 520 sites using it by the end of March 2013 (up from 170 sites today).

The upgrade, in partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks, will see all of Auckland upgraded by Christmas and Wellington’s upgrade completed by March 2013. Mobile sites being built and upgraded through the Rural Broadband Initiative will also use this technology.

Sandra Pickering, Vodafone Chief Technology Officer, says although iPhone 5 is currently the only smartphone which supports Dual Carrier HSPA, the new iPad (launched in March 2012) and a data stick (the K4605 available from Vodafone) also support this high speed.

“Vodafone is the home of the iPhone – we were first to bring it to New Zealand in 2008 and now this independent testing shows that in Auckland and Wellington iPhone 5 is fastest on Vodafone.  Anyone looking for the best performance from their iPhone 5 need look no further than Vodafone.”

“Whether it’s watching what your friends are up to on Facebook, downloading files from email, or watching YouTube clips – on the Vodafone network, you can do it even faster.”

Dual Carrier HSPA is the evolution of the 3G HSPA+ 21Mbps technology and has a maximum theoretical download speed of 42Mbps and upload speed of 5.8Mbps.  Actual user speeds will be lower and will vary depending on device type, number of users, distance from the cell site, topography, transmission speed and websites accessed.






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