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Topic # 88363 14-Aug-2011 18:42
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I was just looking at a video that telecom said about on twitter.

 

In it XT's data was quicker than both VF and 2Degrees so I thought I'd run a quick test here in Masterton.

 

Here I only get around 50KB/sec with XT(Using a HTC Sensation)

2Degrees(via VF I believe) I get around 250KB/sec(Using a Huawei Ideos U8150)

 

So I get 1/5 the speed of the others here, how about everyone else?

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  Reply # 506453 14-Aug-2011 20:54
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lostangel: I was just looking at a video that telecom said about on twitter.

In it XT's data was quicker than both VF and 2Degrees so I thought I'd run a quick test here in Masterton.

Here I only get around 50KB/sec with XT(Using a HTC Sensation)

2Degrees(via VF I believe) I get around 250KB/sec(Using a Huawei Ideos U8150)

So I get 1/5 the speed of the others here, how about everyone else?


Sounds like something is very wrong with your phone, the slowest I tend to get on XT has been 1.6mb..

This is what I just got via a HSPA (not +) card in my laptop just now from Wellington to SNAP in Christchurch.



There were upgrades in Wellington last night which should have helped to reduce the latency (50ms is pretty nice IMHO) and thus improve the overall browsing speed.

I'm a strong believer that browsing isn't about how fast your internet speed is (since when you get above 4mb/s it's icing on the cake), but how low the ping / latency speeds are that really make the difference to the end-user experience.

Naturally these views are my own and may or may not reflect my employers.

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  Reply # 506460 14-Aug-2011 21:06
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Here is mine - taken from my Motorola Xoom around Canterbury University






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  Reply # 506463 14-Aug-2011 21:10
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plambrechtsen:

I'm a strong believer that browsing isn't about how fast your internet speed is (since when you get above 4mb/s it's icing on the cake), but how low the ping / latency speeds are that really make the difference to the end-user experience.

Naturally these views are my own and may or may not reflect my employers.


same. Once you get a good enough speed to stream video (say, 1.5Mbps)  then anything over that is largely overkill unless you want to download large files (unlikely given the price of mobile data)

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  Reply # 506477 14-Aug-2011 21:44
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This is a pretty normal speedtest for me at home, did a couple to see if it was a random high speed.

  



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  Reply # 506482 14-Aug-2011 22:07
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I've tried running the speedtest app with a few nz servers, at best it reports 3 1/2 mbit/sec and at the lowest one under 400 kb/sec.

The bandwidth graph spikes and drops a lot during the tests, it looks like there's probably something causing interferrence.
I think that's whats causing the actual around 50KB/sec speeds I've been getting from intl downloads(game updates, resources for glu games, etc)

They recently moved the cell site here I believe, perhaps the new location is less than ideal.

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  Reply # 506565 15-Aug-2011 09:07
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lostangel: I've tried running the speedtest app with a few nz servers, at best it reports 3 1/2 mbit/sec and at the lowest one under 400 kb/sec.

The bandwidth graph spikes and drops a lot during the tests, it looks like there's probably something causing interferrence.
I think that's whats causing the actual around 50KB/sec speeds I've been getting from intl downloads(game updates, resources for glu games, etc)

They recently moved the cell site here I believe, perhaps the new location is less than ideal.


Have you rung 123 and given them some details about the location? Have you checked the coverage map to check that you're in coverage?

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  Reply # 506572 15-Aug-2011 09:20
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At last I know I'm not alone. I've done extensive testing around north and south islands, on XT (both built-in netbook, T stick (HSPA+) and t stick (HSPA) and get at best 2megs/sec. I've sent screen dump after screen dump and never hear back, other than "thanks we'll look into it".

Testing has been done in Suburbs in Wellington, on a roof in central Wellington, in my office central Wellington, suburbs in Auckland, Hamilton, Dunedin, CHCH...speeds vary from 500k/s to 2MB/s.

Have tested on Win 7 netbook, Win XP laptops, both off-domain - no proxy etc.


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  Reply # 506585 15-Aug-2011 09:37
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lostangel: I was just looking at a video that telecom said about on twitter.
 
In it XT's data was quicker than both VF and 2Degrees so I thought I'd run a quick test here in Masterton.

 Here I only get around 50KB/sec with XT(Using a HTC Sensation)

2Degrees(via VF I believe) I get around 250KB/sec(Using a Huawei Ideos U8150)


So I get 1/5 the speed of the others here, how about everyone else?


Hi I have sent a PM for further info, will look into it for you.


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  Reply # 507083 16-Aug-2011 03:45
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Still using mobile broadband since i cannot get ADSL and have been waiting since last year.

Id be happy if i can get more than 5mb/s unfortunately my cell site by my home is always stuck around 2.75mb/s dwn and slowly creeps under 1mb/s during the evening.





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  Reply # 507180 16-Aug-2011 10:47
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The very most Ive ever got is 3mb with good signal strength in central Lower Hutt.

Must be my crappy iPhone 4 reception.



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  Reply # 508482 18-Aug-2011 12:07
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I've not heard back from Jaidevp but it's been good today, hitting 6 mbit/sec.
Far better than was possible when I last tested it.

Have you made any changes Telecom?

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  Reply # 508947 19-Aug-2011 12:29
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Hi sorry for the delay, your local site was having some intermittent external interference issues. Seems to have rectified itself (the noise), these are hard to diagnose at times when the source of the noise is external and intermittent.

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  Reply # 511153 24-Aug-2011 12:24

Just thinking the other day... How fast did the old CDMA network get before they switched data off?

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  Reply # 511236 24-Aug-2011 14:02
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SteveON: Just thinking the other day... How fast did the old CDMA network get before they switched data off?


When EVDO was running I used to get ~1.5mb or so.. Now only 1xRTT is available so you get "just faster than dial-up" esq speeds of ~100kb/s.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CDMA2000






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