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Topic # 102401 15-May-2012 02:16 Send private message

Hey Guys,

I'm new to the forum's and in search of some tech savvy's who can help me choose a new broadband plan
Ok currently i'm on Telstra Lightspeed 60gb for $75.95/month but I have recently started a new job based out of new york city and have been stung with overusage packs because I have underestimated my data requirements, my new job require's alot of video conference uploading and can burn through 1gb every 2 hours or so i've quickly learnt that 60gb doesn't go all that far, have looked into going to warpspeed 100g for $115.95 month but i'm not really going to use that download speed that come's with it i just need a plan that provide's atleast 1mb/s upload but neeed quite abit of data 100g atleast I would say.. have noticed telecom have doubled alot of there data packages in the inhome plans but how is the upload speed for video conferencing etc?..

Thanks guys

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  Reply # 625196 15-May-2012 03:06 Send private message

Some more info, I'm just outside VDSL2 area... asked my work what speed is required for my video conferencing they come back and said 500kbps upload 500 kbps download is good, then i did a speedtest.net from me in wellington to new york city and got 4.79mbps down 1.05mbps up... i'm guessing Telecom might be a option im just scared about there upstream speeds? do you guys think it would be good enough? what do others on telecom get upload speed to say new york?..
 

thanks guys, have been reading some of your posts on forum.. learning alot =)

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  Reply # 625198 15-May-2012 04:09 Send private message

Try Snap.net.nz, think you'll find their data allowances are good value, and the upload and download speeds wouldn't be very different than going with Telecom.




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  Reply # 625199 15-May-2012 04:57 Send private message

Erica12: Hey Guys,

I'm new to the forum's and in search of some tech savvy's who can help me choose a new broadband plan
Ok currently i'm on Telstra Lightspeed 60gb for $75.95/month but I have recently started a new job based out of new york city and have been stung with overusage packs because I have underestimated my data requirements, my new job require's alot of video conference uploading and can burn through 1gb every 2 hours or so i've quickly learnt that 60gb doesn't go all that far, have looked into going to warpspeed 100g for $115.95 month but i'm not really going to use that download speed that come's with it i just need a plan that provide's atleast 1mb/s upload but neeed quite abit of data 100g atleast I would say.. have noticed telecom have doubled alot of there data packages in the inhome plans but how is the upload speed for video conferencing etc?..

Thanks guys


Nothing really beats cable Internet right now for technical line speed and sustained bandwidth - your current plan profile has a 15mb down and 2mb up profile, which is great for video alongside other network traffic and web and email. The latency - a measure of how long it takes for data to go from A to B is really low compared to ADSL2+, which is important with real-time communication like video, where even the smallest increase in latency can make your video choppy and delayed, looking like you're reporting news from remote parts of the planet.

Regarding usage... If you are using software on a computer, you should be able to change settings to reduce how muchbandwidth you use.... That might take the edge off a little. 1gb for 2 hours is about 17MB/minute, which is quite high - for 512kb connection you should only be drawing about 4mb for Video. If youre streaming other content as well as browsing, email and so on - well, they will all contribute.

Video is a really intensive application and will always consume a lot of bandwidth. Using it for work purposes means you will barrel through a lot of data - which also means that if you're going to keep this sort of activity going you might want to look at some business plans, rather than rely on consumer Internet plans.




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  Reply # 625331 15-May-2012 10:26 Send private message

Erica12: Telecom might be a option im just scared about there upstream speeds? do you guys think it would be good enough? what do others on telecom get upload speed to say new york?..
 


ADSL2+ as a connection type has a upload max of 1Mbit, what you'll get will depends on your distance from the cabinet/exchange, however you can be quite far from the exchange/cabinet and still achieve ~900 kbit upload line rate.

Telecom has lots of international transit capacity, so you should be able to achieve your line rate at all times.

As cable starts from a higher max upload you may want to ring Telstraclear and ask customer retentions what they can do for you data wise to match Telecom and other ADSL2+ selling ISP's like Snap, Maxnet, Vodafone etc.

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  Reply # 625336 15-May-2012 10:30 Send private message

yeah, unless you can get VDSL, then upload experience is definitely going to be better on cable.
ADSL2+ will max out at around 1000kbps.

Having said that, you might find that is ok depending on how good an experience you need your video conferencing to be. I use Skype on ADSL2+ with that upload speed and quality is very clear according to my parents in the UK.

I;d probably stick with cable if you can get it, but if you really want to switch might be worht finidng if a neighbour has DSL for you to try out and see if the experience is good enough.

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  Reply # 625374 15-May-2012 11:22 Send private message

adsl is often faster for download speeds, but slower for upload..

although they say it works with as little as 512kbit, you can get higher latencies with slower upload speeds quite easily and connectivity to new york isn't always great.  (depends on what providers they're using, links between california and new york etc)

if you can, i'd see if you can borrow a neighbours connection on adsl or such (maybe with a laptop at their place?) and try doing a video call during times you'd normally do it and see if it's fine.  adsl in some areas is a lot better than others.

otherwise see if your employer can pay for you to be on a bigger plan?  if you're going over 60gig, i'd say you'd want to jump to at least jump to 120gig to avoid overage.



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  Reply # 625384 15-May-2012 11:28 Send private message

Hi Erica,

What do you do that needs such high quality video?
If you turn doen the settings in your video software, the size of the upload will reduce, or do you need high quality video? 60Gb is a lot to chew through.



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  Reply # 625426 15-May-2012 13:02 Send private message

Hey,

Thanks so much for the reply's.. I'm using logitech webcam pro 9000 what exactly would I do in the software to maybe cut back on the upstream i don't know if i would want to go below 640 x 480 size, then it go's upto 2mp or widescreen options are 720p optimised and 720p large which would be the best choice, i'm working for a consultancy company for health and nutrition and we talk to guest's live cam  about there nutritional needs and then write up plans etc..

Thanks for the help =)



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  Reply # 625448 15-May-2012 13:53 Send private message

Just out of curiousity, when upstreaming video via webcam would you save much bandwidth upstream with audio on or off, like if you had a video call  and one had audio and the other without would there be much difference in terms of data uploaded, sorry if i didn't word it correctly =)

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  Reply # 625450 15-May-2012 13:54 Send private message

Erica12: Just out of curiousity, when upstreaming video via webcam would you save much bandwidth upstream with audio on or off, like if you had a video call  and one had audio and the other without would there be much difference in terms of data uploaded, sorry if i didn't word it correctly =)

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not much, video uses a lot more bandwidth than audio.


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  Reply # 625826 15-May-2012 23:14 Send private message

Get Maxnet unlimited (no data cap). It is desgned exactly for users like you..

http://www.maxnet.co.nz/internet/unlimited-broadband-offering.html





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