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  Reply # 505616 12-Aug-2011 15:49 Send private message

I'll have a go but my maths is probably wrong :D

With a 50mb/s connection that's 6.25 MB/s which is 375MB per minute.

150GB is 153600MB divide that by 375 gives 409.6 minutes or about 6 hours 50 minutes.

Doesn't sound like a very long time but there's no way you would be able to download at that speed.
The fastest I've seen is about 5.5MB/s from the Windows Update site.




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  Reply # 505722 12-Aug-2011 19:51 Send private message

Sounds about right. 22.5Gigabytes/hour if you were sustaining a solid 50mbit/s.

 

 



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  Reply # 505736 12-Aug-2011 20:30 Send private message

And pop goes you 1TB hard-drive :)




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  Reply # 506040 13-Aug-2011 17:21 Send private message

You can easily saturate 50Mbit/s downstream. Most sites are hosted on 100Mbit/s servers and when you take into account that most large file hosts are distributed across CDN networks with multiple dedicated 100Mbit/s or (more commonly now) 1000Mbit/s links it becomes effortless.

That is just the downstream, never mind the upstream being capable of the same transfer.

I would be interested to see some international speed tests too though :)

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  Reply # 506150 14-Aug-2011 02:24 Send private message

tonyhughes: "Ultra-fast broadband (UFB) is defined as a fibre-to-the-premise broadband service providing downlink speeds of at least 100 Mbps and uplink speeds of at least 50 Mbps."

From: http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/ContentTopicSummary____41902.aspx

Has your provider crippled your connection?

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Yes, wasn't good for government to headline those speeds when most people aren't interested in the implied limitations. Also silly in my opinion since its a figure pulled out of the air and unrelated to either ISP contention or the most efficient split ratio for each OLT port.




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  Reply # 506298 14-Aug-2011 15:17 Send private message

webwat:
tonyhughes: "Ultra-fast broadband (UFB) is defined as a fibre-to-the-premise broadband service providing downlink speeds of at least 100 Mbps and uplink speeds of at least 50 Mbps."

From: http://www.med.govt.nz/templates/ContentTopicSummary____41902.aspx

Has your provider crippled your connection?

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Yes, wasn't good for government to headline those speeds when most people aren't interested in the implied limitations. Also silly in my opinion since its a figure pulled out of the air and unrelated to either ISP contention or the most efficient split ratio for each OLT port.


So what's your idea of "Ultra Fast Broadband"? From what I see in comments around, a lot of people seems to think "ah, it's fiber, so it's UFB"...

Would any fiber connection be UFB, even though the ISP offer a 10Mbps service only? 

I think there's the need to define a minimum level of service to "UFB" otherwise it's just a gimmick.

 




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  Reply # 506328 14-Aug-2011 16:34 Send private message

I think UFB is more about putting the structure for speed in place, rather than the actual speed at launch.
I.e. will this support 100Gbs wich could the norm in 20-30 years time?




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  Reply # 506389 14-Aug-2011 19:20 Send private message

But would you accept an ISP going around selling "UFB" when they limit speeds at 10 Mbps for example, which is even slower than some DSL2 users can get?






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  Reply # 506462 14-Aug-2011 21:08 Send private message

The other ISP here in Whangarei that is selling northpowers fibre access has their plans at 5mbps up & down!
I've come across a number of people who feel ripped off when I show them that their download speeds are now slower than their adsl was.




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  Reply # 506470 14-Aug-2011 21:22 Send private message

freitasm: But would you accept an ISP going around selling "UFB" when they limit speeds at 10 Mbps for example, which is even slower than some DSL2 users can get?


Well they connection rate would actually be 10/10 rather than up to 20/1 depending on distance and latency would be lower.  If an ISP wants to offer a cheap entry level plan why not...

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  Reply # 506931 15-Aug-2011 17:41 Send private message

CYaBro: The other ISP here in Whangarei that is selling northpowers fibre access has their plans at 5mbps up & down!
I've come across a number of people who feel ripped off when I show them that their download speeds are now slower than their adsl was.


Xfnet.

Regardless, I think if the consumer is happy with the service specs (speed/cap etc) vs the price point, then why does it matter if it's not exact UFB 100/50 specs?

As long as the end-user service itself doesn't break any UFB regulations, if any.

At the end of the day I guess it, for the consumer at least, it really will pay to shop around before signing up to a lengthy service term, as services marked as 'ultra fast broadband' may or may not be any better than regular dsl or similar



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  Reply # 507563 16-Aug-2011 21:10 Send private message

Makes all other residential offerings look pathetic in comparison, even the other FTTH trial plans.
150GB for $99 including phone is very decent, even if it is limited to 50/50 instead of 100/50.

Need this in Auckland. Now.

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  Reply # 508197 17-Aug-2011 20:00 Send private message

Any chance of speed tests to other countries like sydney or LA or even London ?

 

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  Reply # 508259 17-Aug-2011 21:50 Send private message

for all those asking about intl speedtests, if you have adsl or adsl2+ and were only getting 3mbps speeds to LAX or other overseas sites, then fibre isnt going to make one bit of difference... you're just likely to have lower latency




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  Reply # 508286 17-Aug-2011 22:51 Send private message

Sorry guys been busy as at work.
Some quick international speed tests.

Sdyney:



Melbourne:




San Jose:













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