Tracing route to northnet.net.nz [18.104.22.168]
over a maximum of 30 hops:
1 2 ms 1 ms 1 ms 192.168.1.1
2 85 ms 77 ms 75 ms akl-ip21-xdsl-gw.wxnz.net [22.214.171.124]
3 77 ms 79 ms 78 ms ge-0-0-2-232.akl-ip04.wxnz.net [126.96.36.199]
4 94 ms 81 ms 74 ms northnet.net.nz [188.8.131.52]
Hi LiQuidAce. Like me, it's all hops beyond your router. This may be Telecom doing Traffic management and not Xnet.
There was mention on geekzone (can't find the post now) that Telecom Wholesale had given ISPs notice that they were planning on implementing "Dimensioning" on their ethernet backhaul (UBA). like they do on the old ATM backhaul (UBS). I believe it's been open pipes on the Next Generation Network cabinets and ADSL2+ exchange upgrades up to now. If they have implemented this it may explain why evening latencies have increased? 15 minute average of 45kbps per connected customer + allowance for 3 months growth & latency less than 1000ms is all Wholesale have to provide I believe.
UBA over an Ethernet handover has had a dimention on it for ages now. I believe Xnet may have already moved all their users over to EUBA0 however. I believe there were and are still plans to place a user dimention on EUBA0 later this year as per the last Telecom/Chorus update.
It's going to suck for some ISPs as an employee of another ISP posted here that their backhaul usage increased five fold when first moving from UBA to EUBA.