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#300704 29-Sep-2022 00:22
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Cross posted from my blog:

I’ve recently made the switch to Quic from Voyager. And as part of that, I decided to make another comparison blog post, but this time with a lot more metrics.

 

 

 

The fine details
T’s & C’s: Speed Tests

 

So this is how I made it fair. On the 26th and 28th of September 2022 I ran 3 series of speed tests. Here’s the raw results if you’re keen – good luck it’s messy.

To help make it more fair, I’ve chosen the “8AM” results. A few reasons, this is a fairly peak time of the day, plus I’m a night owl, so I wouldn’t be awake at that time, and I’m the only one on this internet connection. This technically means that Voyager’s speed tests were conducted on a public holiday, but that doesn’t seem to skew the results.

For each server, 2 tests were run back to back. I’ve then selected the best numbers from each.

 

 

 

T’s & C’s: Ping Tests

 

As for the ping tests, I have taken all results from my SmokePing server, as an average over 24 hours from these dates:

Voyager – 24th September 2022
Quic – 27th September 2022

 

 

 

Speeds

 

Okay, here you go. The “best” results are highlighted.

 

Google spreadsheet link (trust me it's easier this way)

 

Now these results are interesting, overall Quic seems to be slower on average, but shines to a few locations, my guess would be completely different routing, but don’t quote me on that… I’m not a network engineer. Do not fret, though, the latency numbers get interesting.

 

 

 

Latency

 

Google spreadsheet link (see the multiple tables for AWS, Digital Ocean, Oracle Cloud, and OVH Cloud)

 

 

 

In conclusion

 

Quic seems to be a good choice. I really love the ability to diagnose my ONT directly from their website.

If you do end up deciding to go with Quic and would like to give me some love, use my referral code, I earn $50 which helps a broke nerd like myself:

https://account.quic.nz/refer/893192

Also, all of this data was entered manually by hand (it took hours), so there’s probably a mistake or two, but all the data is public, so you can confirm yourself with the raw data combined with my SmokePing instance.





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  #2974681 29-Sep-2022 10:13
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Interesting findings, I didn't closely analyse all the numbers but the general impression I got that is when Voyager is faster than Quic, it's usually much faster. Whereas when Quic is faster than Voyager, it's usually only by a smaller amount.

 

I hadn't heard of Quic before but they look like a great option. I'm a happy Voyager customer though, so am not looking to switch any time soon.


 
 
 

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  #2974940 29-Sep-2022 16:29
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amanzi:

 

Interesting findings, I didn't closely analyse all the numbers but the general impression I got that is when Voyager is faster than Quic, it's usually much faster. Whereas when Quic is faster than Voyager, it's usually only by a smaller amount.

 

I hadn't heard of Quic before but they look like a great option. I'm a happy Voyager customer though, so am not looking to switch any time soon.

 

 

Overall, yeah, I think I agree. It's a shame to see a reduction of speed (even within NZ) but seeing as this is a new ISP (at least a sub brand of an ISP).

I'm willing to give it some time to see if numbers increase. Possibly my favourite feature is the diagnostic stuff on their website which is what got me hooked in the first place.


It will be very interesting to see if these numbers increase at all over time.





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  #2977416 4-Oct-2022 20:33
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Awesome work @ssamjh

 

 

 

Thanks for this info, Would be interesting to see result maybe in a a weeks time again just to see if anything has changed.

 

 

 

 

 

 



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  #2977419 4-Oct-2022 20:41
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Dishy (Starlink Reciever) - shock horror a spelling mistake.





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  #2977471 4-Oct-2022 21:03
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Mikek:

 

Awesome work @ssamjh

 

 

 

Thanks for this info, Would be interesting to see result maybe in a a weeks time again just to see if anything has changed.

 

Good idea!

 

 

 

Spyware:

 

Dishy (Starlink Reciever) - shock horror a spelling mistake.

 

 

Mild dyslexia has entered the chat haha. Will fix thanks 😍





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  #2977579 5-Oct-2022 08:24
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Brilliant work and thanks for putting this all together @ssamjh!

 

This all gives us some actionable, real-world information for where we focus points for the network need to be. Our networks team is already looking through the numbers on this and will be making plans accordingly, so expect to see some changes over the next few months!

 

As you've said, with being a new player, we're all ears for all feedback and want to ensure we're providing our customers not only with the tools to see all there is about their connection (e.g. ONT diagnostics), but also the best performance. We're dedicated to this goal and will keep improving this for everyone!





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