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Topic # 111911 19-Nov-2012 15:25 Send private message

Hello Everyone,

Firstly I'd like to say forgive me if this has already been thoroughly discussed elsewhere, in which please feel free to link me to that post.

So my question to people who already have Fibre or some form of "UFB" (Telstra's 100mbit cable, or VDSL, etc) is what kind of speeds are you getting to other countries? Seen as a huge majority of our daily web applications are hosted internationally I feel these 30/10, 100/50 speeds people are getting are fairly "useless" unless the international speeds are improved as well.

To anyone who is willing to spend a couple of minutes testing this for others to see in this post, please post:
- The plan you are paying for (eg: 100/50, 30/10, 50/50, etc - regarding speed)
- Some speedtest results to NZ servers
- And then any speedtest results you get to international server (especially, Australia, USA, etc)

Of course SpeedTest.net Only shows part of the story however I feel it would be a good start in determining how useful these new UFB technologies actually will be in real world usage. If anybody else has other simple ways of testing international bandwidth that would be great! :)

Cheers,
Aidan

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  Reply # 719596 19-Nov-2012 16:21 Send private message

CoolAs101: Hello Everyone,

Firstly I'd like to say forgive me if this has already been thoroughly discussed elsewhere, in which please feel free to link me to that post.

So my question to people who already have Fibre or some form of "UFB" (Telstra's 100mbit cable, or VDSL, etc) is what kind of speeds are you getting to other countries? Seen as a huge majority of our daily web applications are hosted internationally I feel these 30/10, 100/50 speeds people are getting are fairly "useless" unless the international speeds are improved as well.

To anyone who is willing to spend a couple of minutes testing this for others to see in this post, please post:
- The plan you are paying for (eg: 100/50, 30/10, 50/50, etc - regarding speed)
- Some speedtest results to NZ servers
- And then any speedtest results you get to international server (especially, Australia, USA, etc)

Of course SpeedTest.net Only shows part of the story however I feel it would be a good start in determining how useful these new UFB technologies actually will be in real world usage. If anybody else has other simple ways of testing international bandwidth that would be great! :)

Cheers,
Aidan


You are mainly limited by the speed of light, International speeds for single TCP streams can only go so fast, UFB isn't going to solve this for you.

However contention will be king for you, Here's my home connection





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  Reply # 719795 19-Nov-2012 22:10 Send private message

I'm on Orcon's 30/10.




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  Reply # 719838 19-Nov-2012 23:18 Send private message

I'm on snap VDSL. Hmmm.... getting some pretty good international results from speedtest right now (for what little it's worth ;-) ) not really sure whether to believe some of these TBH....













EDIT: Also a download from kernel.org east coast US server looking pretty snappy at times, though not so much at others.



wget http://149.20.4.69/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/linux-3.5.4.tar.bz2
--2012-11-19 23:14:14-- http://149.20.4.69/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/linux-3.5.4.tar.bz2
Connecting to 149.20.4.69:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 80980207 (77M) [application/x-bzip2]
Saving to: `linux-3.5.4.tar.bz2.4'

100%[======================================>] 80,980,207 825K/s in 89s

2012-11-19 23:15:44 (887 KB/s) - `linux-3.5.4.tar.bz2.4' saved [80980207/80980207]



wget http://149.20.4.69/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/linux-3.5.4.tar.bz2
--2012-11-19 23:18:11-- http://149.20.4.69/pub/linux/kernel/v3.0/linux-3.5.4.tar.bz2
Connecting to 149.20.4.69:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 80980207 (77M) [application/x-bzip2]
Saving to: `linux-3.5.4.tar.bz2.7'

100%[======================================>] 80,980,207 3.43M/s in 24s

2012-11-19 23:18:35 (3.20 MB/s) - `linux-3.5.4.tar.bz2.7' saved [80980207/80980207]


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