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Master Geek

  # 234672 13-Jul-2009 12:47
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l43a2: it wont last :)

Let hope it will:)for me only:) lol

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Master Geek

  # 234678 13-Jul-2009 12:57
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One would have to be pretty happy with 4 Mbps international during off-peak periods (if you're on an all-you-can-eat plan you shouldn't be too bothered by low peak-time throughput)... but yes, it probably won't last. ISPs always end up playing the "growth of demand was much greater than we initially anticipated" card. You at least hope that they're learning and extracting some useful metrics so that more intelligent traffic management (including caching) can be put in place.

Anyone on Big Time having problems gaming during peak hours? One would hope that latency and packetloss sensitive traffic is prioritised over everything else... although Orcon have supposedly been doing that for some time now, and yet gaming performance has suffered from their congestion issues. If you can game on-peak and download off-peak with reasonable performance in each case, then you've got yourself a winner of a plan in my estimation.


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Ultimate Geek

  # 234801 13-Jul-2009 16:42
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Ragnor: Well I don't see people reporting 2.56 kilobytes/s during peak time so it can't be 500:1

Most people seem to be reporting ~20-30KB on single http connections during peak time from what I've seen which is consistent with my assumptions of 10Mbit average sync speed and 50:1 contention ratio for international traffic.

That's assuming that when those people are getting ~20-30KB, the international bandwidth pool allocated to Big Time is completely saturated. e.g. say the pool is 100Mbit, and there are on average 512 Big Time users maxing it out duing peak time, resulting in 25KBps each. It could get worse as more people join, assuming the pool doesn't increase.

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Master Geek

  # 234846 13-Jul-2009 18:53
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OmniouS: Same for us! Great initial performance for the first 4-5 days and then web browsing/skype/video streaming performance degraded enough for us to probably switch back to adventure next month if this continues. Mass downloading isn't really that important for us at the moment. We found that we were downloading anything and everything because we could. ;)

its people like you who kill the net for the rest of us.. downloadin so muchin such a short period..

Exactly why I'm not moving. I only get about 300kbps atm. Can't bare to think what it would be like with this guy on internet downloading 24/7 taking up all the Bandwidth. Exactly one of the reasons telecom took the unlimited plan they had before off, people were ubusing it and downloading rediculous amounts of data. only a matter of time untill they drop this one too

I can tell you (your connection is almost identical to mine) that it's not positive thus far.  In saying that, according to information available the new cabinet down the road should be migrated over by the end of the week.  If it hasn't improved, I just move back to the old plan.

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